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Van Peebles, Mario

  • Tue, 1957-01-15

    Mario Van Peebles was born on this date in 1957. He is an African American director and actor. He is the son of writer, director and actor...

Van Peebles, Melvin

  • Sun, 1932-08-21

    *Melvin Van Peebles was born on this date in 1932. He is an African American artist, author, film actor, director and producer.

    Born in...

Van Vechten, Carl

Vanderburgh, Charles E.

  • Wed, 1829-12-02

    *Charles Vanderburgh was born on this date in 1829. He was a white American lawyer, abolitionist and judge.

    Born in Saratoga County, New...

Vandross, Luther

  • Fri, 1951-04-20

    Luther Vandross was born on this date 1951. He was an African American singer and composer.

    From a Brooklyn, NY, family deep in gospel...

Vann, Robert Lee

  • Wed, 1879-08-27

    This date marks the birthday of Robert Lee Vann in 1879. He was an African American publisher, lawyer, and the editor of the Black newspaper, the...

Varick, James

  • Sat, 1750-01-10

    The birth of James Varick in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was the first Black Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop in America.

    He was...

Vashon, George Boyer

  • Sun, 1824-07-25

    *George Boyer Vashon was born on this date in 1824.  He was a Black educator, lawyer and abolitionist.

    From Carlile, Pennsylvania, he...

Vashon, Susan

Vaughn, Sarah

  • Thu, 1924-03-27

    *Sarah Vaughan was born on this date in 1924. She was an African American vocalist and the singer of choice among boppers in the early 1940s....

Veeck Jr., Bill

Veney, Bethany

  • Wed, 1815-09-27

    The birth of Bethany Veney in 1815 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black woman author.

    Veney was born a slave in Luray Page County...

Verrett, Shirley

  • Sun, 1931-05-31

    Shirley Verrett was born on this date in 1931. She is an African American opera singer and one of the leading sopranos in the world.

    She...

Vesey, Denmark

Vinson, Eddie

  • Tue, 1917-12-18

    Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson was born on this date in 1917. He was an African American blues musician.

    Vinson was born and raised in Houston...