*Henrietta Lacks was born on this date in 1920. She was an African American housewife, mother and the involuntary donor of cells from her...
Last names starting in L
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...
Steve Lacy was born on this date in 1934. He was a White American Jazz soprano saxophonist.
Born Steven Lackritz in New York City, he...
*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...
Thomy Lafon was born on this date in 1810. He was a Black businessman, abolitionist, and philanthropist.
Lafon was born a free person of...
*Wilfredo Lam was born on this date in 1902. He was an Afro Cuban artist.
Born (Wifredo Yscar de la Concepayn Lam y Castilla) Lam was...
Landry, Lord Beaconsfield
*Lord Beaconsfield Landry was born on this date in 1878. He was an African American physician, civic leader and vocal soloist.
*On this date we recognize the birth of Pierce Landry, a Black editor, chef, politician, and lawyer, born in 1841.
He was the slave son of...
On this date in 1927, Artis Lane was born. She is an African American sculptor, painter, and printmaker.
Born Artis Marie Shreve in...
Lane, Lois Alexander
*Lois K. Alexander Lane was born on this date in 1916. She was an African American fashion designer, businesswoman and museum curator.
On this date in 1854, Lucy Laney was born. She was a Black educator and pioneer in secondary education.
From Macon, Georgia, Lucy Craft...
On this date in 1917, Anna Langford was born. She was an African American politician and attorney.
Born in Springfield, OH, Langford was...
*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.
Langston, Charles Henry
*The birth of Charles Langston in 1817 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave, editor, abolitionist and teacher.
Langston, John M.
This date marks the birth in 1829 of John Mercer Langston, an African American abolitionist, attorney, educator, and political activist....
Bob Lanier was born on this date in 1948. He was an African American basketball player and is an author, administrator, and educator.
Lankford, John Anderson
*John Anderson Lankford was born on this date in1874. He was an African American architect, attorney, blacksmith, real estate broker, professor,...
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.
On this date in 1920, Yusef Lateef was born. He is an African American musician specializing as
He was born William Emanuel Huddleston on...
*Queen Latifah was born on this date in 1970. From East Orange, New Jersey, the African American rapper, singer, actor and talk show host. Her...
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