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Adu, Freddy


  • Sat, 0620-10-28

    Aesop, an ancient and famous Black storyteller, was born on this day around 620 BC. Aesop is known for his stories, which are called "Aesop's...

Ailey, Alvin

  • Mon, 1931-01-05

    Alvin Ailey was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American dancer and choreographer, and founding director of the Alvin Ailey American...

Akers, Doris

Aldridge, Ira F.

  • Fri, 1807-07-24

    This date commemorates the birth of Ira Frederick Aldridge in 1807. He was a Black actor, considered one of the greatest interpreters of his day...

Alexander, Archie Alphonso

Alexander, Avery C.

  • Wed, 1910-06-29

    *Rev. Avery Alexander was born on this date in 1910. He was an African American minister and activist in the struggle for civil rights for...

Alexander, Elizabeth

Alexander, Lewis Grandison

Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell

Ali, Duse Mohamad

  • Wed, 1866-11-21

    *Duse Mohamed Ali was born on this date in 1866. He was an African actor, journalist, businessman and pan Africanist.

    Born in Alexandria...

Ali, Muhammad

Allain, Theo

Allen, Debbie

Allen, Henry Red

  • Tue, 1908-01-07

    *Red Allen was born on this date in 1908. He was an African-American Trumpet player and singer.

    Henry "Red" Allen Jr. was the only...

Allen, Macon B.

Allen, Richard

  • Thu, 1760-02-14

    *On this date in 1760, Richard Allen was born in Philadelphia. He was a Black religious leader, founder and first bishop of the African Methodist...

Allen, Theodore W.

  • Sat, 1919-08-23

    *Theodore "Ted" Allen was born on this date in 1919. He was a white American intellectual, writer, and activist. He is best known for his...

Allensworth, Allen

Alston, Charles H.