On this date in 1853, Harriet Tubman began her work with the Underground Railroad. This was a network of antislavery activists who helped slaves...
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Annie L. Burton’s birth in 1858 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black homemaker and publisher.
From Clayton, Alabama, her mother...
On this date we celebrate the birth of W. Gertrude Brown in 1888. She was an African American activist for racial justice and the rights of...
E. Frederic Morrow was born on this date in 1909. He is an African American businessman and politician.
From Hackensack, NJ, Everett...
On this date we celebrate the birth of Gwendolyn Knight in 1913. She was an African American sculptor.
From Barbados, West Indies, she...
*Lester Bankhead, was born on this date in 1912. He was an African American architect.
He was the eldest of six children from in Union...
*Kwame McDonald was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American journalist, administrator and activist.
Luther Vandross was born on this date 1951. He was an African American singer and composer.
From a Brooklyn, NY, family deep in gospel...
On this date in 2004, the University of Alabama publicly apologized for the schools associated history of slavery against Africans in America...
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