*On this date we remember the birth of Harriet Ross Tubman in 1820. She was a black abolitionist who escaped from slavery and returned to the...
Last names starting in T
Tucker, C. DeLores
*C. DeLores Tucker was born on this date in 1927. She was an African American politician and civil rights activist. Born in Philadelphia to a...
Trent Tucker was born on this date in 1959. He was an African-American basketball player and is an educator, administrator, and community...
*Emlen Tunnell was born on this date in 1925. He was an African-American football player, the first Black man inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame...
Turner, Benjamin S.
*This date remembers Benjamin Sterling Turner born in 1825. He was a Black businessman, politician, and the first Black member of the House of...
Turner, Big Joe
On this date, we celebrate the birth of Big Joe Turner in 1911. He was an African American blues singer, or "shouter," whose records were...
*On this date in 1867, Charles Turner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an African-American zoologist and inventor.
Turner, Henry McNeal
*Henry McNeal Turner was born on this date in 1834. He was a Black Nationalist, Repatriations advocate, and Minister.
Ike Turner was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American musician, bandleader, talent scout, producer, and song writer.
*Morrie Turner was born on this date in 1923. He is a syndicated African-American cartoonist and artist.
From Oakland, California, his...
On this date in 1800, Nat Turner, a Black American slave and the leader of a Black slave revolt, was born.
He was born on a plantation in...
Tina Turner was born on this date in 1939. She is an African American singer, dancer, and entertainer.
Born Anna Mae Bullock, near...
*Dick Turpin was born on this date in 1876. He was an African American Navy Diver, inventor and officer.
From Long Branch New Jersey at...
Tom Turpin’s birth in 1873 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American musician and businessman from Savannah, Georgia.
Tutu, Desmond Mpilo
Desmond Tutu was born on this date in 1931. He is a Black South African priest and activist.
Born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, Desmond...
Twilight, Alexander L.
This date marks the birth of Alexander Lucius Twilight in 1795. He was, according to all available information, was the first African-American...
*On this date in 1826 Mansfield Tyler was born. He was an African American minister and administrator.
Tyler was born a slave near...
Cicely Tyson was born on this date in 1933. She is an African-American model and actress.
She was born in New York City, the daughter of...
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