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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

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....

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...