On this date, Arthur Wergs Mitchell was born in 1883. He was an African American teacher, administrator, and politician. He was the first Black...
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*St. Elmo Brady was born on this date in 1884. He was an African American chemist.
St. Elmo Brady was born in Louisville, Kentucky....
Dr. Chancellor Williams was born on this date in 1898. He was an African American historian and author.
Williams was born in...
James Amos Porter was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American painter and art historian, instrumental in the development of the...
Lynne Thigpen was born on this date in 1948. She was an African American actress.
Born in Joliet, IL, she was first seen on the New York...
This date marks the birth in 1950 of Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was an African American artist specializing in painting. Initially a street artist...
On this date in 2001, Shani Davis became the first African American to qualify for the United States Olympic speed skating team.
*On this date in 2011, a white man was convicted of burning down a black church. He motive was to condemn Barack Obama's election as America's...
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