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Lacks, Henrietta

Lacy, Sam

  • Fri, 1903-10-23

    Sam Lacy’s birth in 1903 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American journalist.

    Lacy grew up in Washington, D.C., played...

Lacy, Steve

Lafayette, James

  • Tue, 1748-12-10

    *James Lafayette’s birth in 1748 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave and American patriot.

    Born on William Armistead's New...

Lafon, Thomy

Lam, Wilfredo

Landry, Lord Beaconsfield

Landry, Pierce

Lane, Artis

Lane, Lois Alexander

  • Tue, 1916-07-11

    *Lois K. Alexander Lane was born on this date in 1916. She was an African American fashion designer, businesswoman and museum curator.

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Laney, Lucy

  • Thu, 1854-04-13

    On this date in 1854, Lucy Laney was born. She was a Black educator and pioneer in secondary education.

    From Macon, Georgia, Lucy Craft...

Langford, Anna

Langford, Sam

  • Thu, 1886-03-04

    *Sam Langford was born on this date in 1886. He was an Black Canadian boxer known as the Boston Tar Baby and the Boston Terror.

    He was...

Langston, Charles Henry

  • Mon, 1817-03-24

    *The birth of Charles Langston in 1817 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, editor, abolitionist and teacher.

    From Louisa...

Langston, John M.

Lanier, Bob

Lankford, John Anderson

  • Fri, 1874-12-04

    *John Anderson Lankford was born on this date in1874. He was an African American architect, attorney, blacksmith, real estate broker, professor,...

Larsen, Nella

  • Mon, 1891-04-13

    Nella Larsen was born on this date in 1891. She was an African American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance and a landmark figure in the Black...

Lateef, Yusef, Dr.

Latifah, Queen