An outline of Double Dutch is celebrated on this date's Registry. Double Dutch is historically a jump rope game played by black children (mainly...
Historic Events by Name
This date celebrates The Free-Soil Party, a minor but influential political party in the pre-Civil War period of American history.
*John E. Ford was born on this date in 1862. He was a Black minister and businessman.
From Owensboro, KY John Elijah Ford was the eldest...
On this date in 1912, Don Byas was born in Oklahoma. He was an African American tenor jazz saxophonist.
Byas began playing music as an...
Hadda Brooks was born on this date in 1916. She was an African American pianist and singer.
She was born in Los Angeles, and at the age...
On this date in 1917, Dizzy Gillespie was born. He was an African American jazz trumpeter and band leader.
Born in Cheraw, SC, he began...
*Albertina Sisulu was born on this date in 1918. She was a Black South African activist and nurse.
Born Nontsikelelo Albertina Thethiwe...
*Celia Cruz was born on this date in 1924. She was an Afro Cuban entertainer.
She was one of fourteen children, born in the small...
*Ahmos Zu-Bolton II was born in this date in 1948. He was an African-American poet, playwright, educator, editor, and publisher of African-...
On this date in 1955, an 18-year-old African American woman was arrested for refusing to move out of her seat for a white woman on a public bus...
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