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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.

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...

Marshall, Hariett Gibbs