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Mabley, Mom's

  • Fri, 1897-03-19

    *This date marks the birthday of Moms Mabley, born in 1897. She was an African American vaudeville performer and comedian, the first Black woman...

Maceo, Big

Mackey, John

  • Wed, 1941-09-24

    *John Mackey was born on this date in 1941.  He was an African American football player.  

    John Mackey grew up in Roosevelt...

Macklin, John W.

  • Mon, 1939-12-11

    *John W. Macklin was born on this date in 1939. He is an African American analytical chemist and educator.

    From Fort Worth Texas, his...

Madgett, Naomi Long

  • Thu, 1923-07-05

    Naomi Long Madgett was born on this date in 1923. She is an African American teacher, writer, poet, and editor.

    She was born Naomi...

Madhubuti, Haki R.

Mahal, Taj

  • Sun, 1942-05-17

    Taj Mahal was born on this date in 1942. He is an African American musician, singer, artist, and producer.

    Born Henry St. Claire...

Mahoney, Mary

  • Wed, 1845-05-07

    On this date in 1845, Mary Mahoney was born. She was a nurse, the first Black woman to hold that position in the United States.

    Born in...

Makeba, Mirriam

  • Fri, 1932-03-04

    *On this date in 1932, Mirriam Makeba was born. She was a South African singer, entertainer, and activist.

    From Prospect, South Africa,...

Mallett, Ronald

Malone, Annie

  • Thu, 1877-08-09

    *On this date in 1877, Annie Malone was born. She was an African American businesswoman and inventor.

    Born in Metropolis, Illinois, Annie...

Malvueaux, Julianne

Mandela, Nelson

Manley, Effa

  • 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...

Mann, Frank C.

Manning, Frankie

  • Tue, 1914-05-26

    *Frankie Manning was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American dancer and choreographer.

    From Jacksonville, Florida and...

Markham, Pigmeat

Marley, Bob

  • Tue, 1945-02-06

    *This date marks the birth of Bob Marley in 1945. He was a Jamaican singer and songwriter whose name more than anyone represents reggae music,...

Marsalis, Wynton

Marshall, Bobby

  • Fri, 1880-03-12

    *Bobby Marshall was born on this date in 1880. He was an African American athlete and lawyer.

    From Minneapolis, Minnesota, his...