This date celebrates Gullah, an African-American language, mainly spoken along the Southeastern coast of the United States, especially on the Sea...
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The birth of Robert S. Duncanson in 1821 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black artist.
From Seneca, New York, his parents were...
*The birth of Carrie Williams Clifford in 1862 is celebrated on this date. She was an Black writer, editor and activist.
This date marks the birth of Robert Russa Moton in 1867. He was an African American educator, lawyer, and successor to Booker T. Washington as...
This date recalls the birth of Hale Woodruff in 1900. He was an African American artist and a true voice of civil rights through his work....
On this date we mark the birth of Jimmy Rushing in 1902. Known as "Mister Five-by-Five," he was an African American singer-pianist.
*The birth of Claude M. Lightfoot 1910 in celebrated on this date. He was an African American activist, politician, and author.
Katherine G. Johnson was born on this date in 1918. She is an African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician.
*On this date in 1956, the Clinton 12 broke the color barrier in K-12 education in the American South.
That day, twelve young African...
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