*This date celebrates the birth of Charity Edna Adams Earley in 1918. An African-American soldier and officer from Columbia, South Carolina, she...
Last names starting in E
Early, Sarah Jane
On this date in 1825, Sarah Jane Early was born. She was a Black teacher, abolitionist, and feminist.
Sarah Jane Woodson Early was born...
This date marks the day Billy Eckstine was born in 1914. He was an African American singer.
Born William Clarence Eckstein in Pittsburgh...
Edelman, Marian Wright
Marian Wright Edelman was born on this date in 1939. She is an African American children’s rights advocate.
She was born in...
Harry Edison, an African American musician, was born on this date in 1915 born in Columbus, Ohio.
Harry “Sweets” Edison was a trumpeter...
Edley, Christopher F.
The birth of Christopher F. Edley in 1928 is marked on this date. He was an African American lawyer and administrator.
On this date we recall the birth of William Edmondson in 1863. He was a black sculptor and the first Black artist to achieve a one-man exhibition...
*Lena Frances Edwards was born on this date in 1900. She was an African American medical doctor.
From Washington D. C. her parents were...
*Mahmoud El-Kati was born on this date in 1935. He is an African American educator, activist, lecturer, writer, and commentator on the African...
*Lee Elder was born on this date in 1934. He is an African American golfer.
From Dallas, TX as a young man he taught himself to play...
*Joycelyn Elders was born on this date in 1933. She is an African American physician, chemist, administrator, former U. S. surgeon general and...
*Elleanor Eldridge was born on this date in 1785. She was a Black entrepreneur.
Eldridge was from Warwick, RI, the youngest of seven...
*On this date Roy Eldridge was born in 1911. He was an African American jazz musician.
A fiery trumpet player and a key figure in the...
*On this date in 1899, Duke Ellington was born. He was an African-American jazz composer, band leader, and pianist.
Born Edward Kennedy...
Elliott, Robert Brown
On this date, we remember Robert Brown Elliott, a Black lawyer, politician, and military officer born in 1842.
Elliot was born and...
Ralph Ellison was born on this date in 1914. He was an American author, educator, and one of the most influential writers of the 20th century...
*Ruby Elzy was born on this date in 1908. She was an African American opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film.
A native of...
Emanuel, James A.
James Emanuel, an African American poet, was born on this date in 1921.
Born and raised in Nebraska, he spent much of his early years in...
Emeagwali, Dr. Phillip
Philip Emeagwali was born on this date 1954. He is a Nigerian computer scientist and internet pioneer.
He was raised in the town of...
*On this date in 1745, we remember the birth of Olaudah Equiano, an African slave, and author.
From Nigeria, Equiano, also known as (...
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