Historic Events by Name

  • Mon, 1876-03-27

    *The birth of Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton in 1876 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American horse jockey.

    Born in Kansas City,...

  • Tue, 1900-03-27

    *Effa Manley was born on this date in 1900. An African American business entrepreneur, Manley was the only female owner in the history of Negro...

  • Sat, 1909-03-27

    *On this date in 1909, Ben Webster was born. He was an African- merican jazz arranger who played tenor saxophone and piano.

    From Kansas...

  • Sat, 1909-03-27

    *Wallace F. "Wally" Nelson was born on this date in 1909. He was an African-American civil rights and peace activist.

    Raised in Little...

  • Thu, 1924-03-27

    *Sarah Vaughan was born on this date in 1924. She was an African American vocalist and the singer of choice among boppers in the early 1940s....

  • Tue, 1934-03-27

    *Arthur Mitchell was born on this date in1934. He is an African American dancer, choreographer, and director of the Dance Theater of Harlem....

  • Thu, 1969-03-27

    *On this date in 1969, the "Black Academy of Arts and Letters (BAAL)" was founded.

    Molded in the structure of its predecessor the...

  • Fri, 1970-03-27

    *Mariah Carey was born on this date in 1970. She is an African American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer and occasional...