R&B singer #TerryEllis (En Vogue) born on this date in 1966 in Houston, Texas. She is the only original member of En Vogue to have never left the group during any point in time.
Actor and comedian #ThomasMikalFord was best known for his role as Thomas "Tommy" Strawn on the FOX sitcom
On this date in 1859, the first novel by an African American was published in the United States. “#OurNig; or #SketchesfromtheLifeofaFreeBlack, In a Two Story White House North, Showing that Slavery’s Shadow Falls Even There,” by #HarrietEAdamsWilson. #HarrietWilson
On this date in 1875, #WhiteDemocrats attacked Republicans at YazooCity, Mississippi. The riot happened because of the pressure on White supremacy in the aftermath of the Civil War.
The birth of #ClarissaScottDelaney in 1901 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American educator, poet, and social worker.
This date marks the birth of #FrankYerby in 1916. He was an African American author of popular historical fiction.
#FayeTreadwell was born on this date in 1926. She was an African American music business manager.
On this date in 1937, #LarryNeal was born. He was an African American writer and one of the most well known figures of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
Musician #BuddyMiles born #GeorgeMiles in North Omaha, Nebraska
On this date we celebrate the #WattsWritersWorkshop, a creative writing group based in Los Angeles, CA., and begun in 1965
#SwayCalloway was born on this date in 1973 (*disputed) he is journalist, radio personality, executive producer and rapper. But he is professionally referred to as simply #Sway, he is known for hosting music, news, and culture programming.
#LéopoldSédarSenghor, a poet, politican and cultural tehroist is elected as the first president of Senegal. He would hold the post for 20 years before retiring on the 31st of December, 1980.
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