*This date marks the birthday of Moms Mabley, born in 1897. She was an African-American vaudeville performer and comedian, the first African-...
Last names starting in M
*On this date we recall the birth of Big Maceo in 1905. He was an African-American blues singer.
Born Major Merewether in Atlanta, GA.,...
*John Mackey was born on this date in 1941. He was an African American football player.
John Mackey grew up in Roosevelt...
Madgett, Naomi Long
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.
*Haki R. Madhubuti was born on this date in 1942. He is an African American poet, essayist, and editor.
Born Donald Luther Lee (Don L....
Taj Mahal was born on this date in 1942. He is an African American musician, singer, artist, and producer.
Born Henry St. Claire...
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.
*On this date in 1932, Mirriam Makeba was born. She was a South African singer, entertainer, and activist.
From Prospect, South Africa,...
*Ron Mallett was born on this date in 1945. He is an African American scientist, inventor and educator.
From Roaring Spring,...
*On this date in 1877, Annie Malone was born. She was an African American businesswoman and inventor.
Born in Metropolis, Illinois, Annie...
*Julianne Malveaux was born on this date in 1953. She is an African American educator, activist and administrator. Malveaux is from San...
*On this date in 1918 Nelson Mandela was born. He was a South African activist and leader who helped end apartheid, the first Black president of...
*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.
On this date we mark the birth of Frank Mann in 1908. He was an African American engineer and designer.
A native of Houston, Texas, Frank...
On this date we mark the birth of Pigmeat Markham in 1904. He was an African American comedian.
From Durham, North Carolina, Dewey...
*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,...
Wynton Marsalis was born on this date in 1961. He is an African American musician, composer, and educator.
From New Orleans, LA,...
*Bobby Marshall was born on this date in 1880. He was an African-American athlete and lawyer.
From Minneapolis, Minnesota, his...
Marshall, Hariett Gibbs
*Harriett Gibbs Marshall was born on this date in 1869. She was an African American concert pianist, author, and educator.
*On this date, Thurgood Marshall was born in 1908. He was an African American lawyer and Supreme Court Justice.
Marshall grew up in...
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