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Hackley, Emma

Hairston, Jester

  • Tue, 1901-07-09

    Jester Hairston was born on this date in 1901. He was an African American choral composer and actor.

    The grandson of slaves from the...

Hale, Mother

  • Sat, 1905-04-01

    *This date marks the birth of Mother Hale in 1905. She was an African-American activist for civil and children’s rights and the founder of Hale...

Haley, Alex

Hall, Adelaide

  • Sun, 1901-10-20

    On this date in 1901, Adelaide Hall was born. She was an African American entertainer, dancer, and vocalist.

    She was born in Brooklyn,...

Hall, Juanita

Hall, Lloyd

Hall, S. E.

  • Sat, 1878-01-26

    *S. Edward. Hall was born on this date in 1878. He was an African American businessman and civil rights activist.

    One of five children (...

Hamer, Fannie Lou

Hamilton, Grace

Hamilton, Lewis

  • Mon, 1985-01-07

    *Lewis Hamilton was born on this date in 1985. He is a Black English Formula One Race Car Driver.

    From Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England...

Hamilton, LisaGay

  • Wed, 1964-03-25

    *LisaGay Hamilton was born on this date in 1964. She is an African American actress and film director and producer.

    From New York City...

Hamilton, Virginia

Hammon, Jupiter

  • Sat, 1711-10-17

    Jupiter Hammonm a Black poet and the first published black writer in America, was born on this date in 1711.

    Hammon served several...

Hampton, Henry

  • Mon, 1940-08-19

    *The birth of Henry Hampton in 1940 is marked on this date. He was an African American filmmaker.

    Hampton was born in St. Louis and as a...

Hampton, James

  • Thu, 1909-04-08

    *On this date in 1909, James Hampton was born. He was an African American folk artist.

    Born in Elloree, South Carolina, his father was...

Hampton, Lionel

  • Mon, 1909-04-12

    On this date in 1909, Lionel Hampton was born. He was an African American musician and composer. He was one of the first jazz vibraphonist and...

Hancock, Herbie

  • Fri, 1940-04-12

    Herbie Hancock was born on this date in 1940. He is an African American musician, composer, and arranger.

    From Chicago his parents weren...

Handy, W. C.

Hannibal, Abram

  • Thu, 1697-01-03

    On this date we celebrate the birth of Abram Hannibal in 1697. He was an African slave who became a major general and military engineer in Russia...