Historic Episodes, Locations or People by Name

  • Tue, 1882-02-07

    *Emma Rochelle Wheeler was born on this date in 1882. She was an African American doctor.

    Wheeler grew up in Florida, near Gainesville...

  • Wed, 1883-02-07

    *On this date Eubie Blake was born in 1883. He was an African American pianist and composer of ragtime music and show tunes.

    From...

  • Wed, 1912-02-07

    *ZerNona Stewart Black was born on this date in 1912. She was an African-American educator and activist.

    Born in Muskogee, Okla., she ...

  • Sun, 1915-02-07

    *Bill White, III was born on this date in 1915. He was an African Canadian composer and social justice activist.

    William Andrew (Bill)...

  • Sun, 1926-02-07

    *On this date in 1926, Carter G. Woodson initiated the first National Negro Week.

    In 1972, it was renamed Black History Week and in 1976...

  • Tue, 1933-02-07

    Cal Jones was born on this date in 1933. He was an African American college and professional football player.

    Calvin Jack Jones was...

  • Fri, 1947-02-07

    *Darlene Clark Hine was born on this date in 1947. She is an African American author, educator and historian.

    Hine is from Morley,...

  • Mon, 1966-02-07

    *On this date in 1966, Chris Rock was born. He is an African America comedian, author, recording artist, actor, and talk show host.

    From...