Inventors

Willie Morrow

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Willie Morrow was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 9, 1939. Once of age, Morrow trekked to San Diego (then referred to as the “Harlem...
Education

Claflin University

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Claflin University, founded in 1869, is a progressive, independent, liberal arts, co-educational, historically Black institution that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university...
Performance

Fontella Bass

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Fontella Bass was born on this date in 1940. She was a Black singer and entertainer. Fontella Bass was born in St. Louise, MO, as...
Civil RightsPolitics

Ross Barnett

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Ross Robert BARNETT (b. 22 January 1898 in Standing Pine, Mississippi; d. 6 November 1987 in Jackson, Mississippi), governor of Mississippi from 1960 to 1964...
Sports

Harry Wills

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Harry Wills was a victim of the time in which he boxed. Like many other black heavyweights in the post-Jack Johnson era before World War...
EducationHistory

Clinton Fisk

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Clinton Fisk was born on this date in 1828. He was a white-American soldier, prohibitionist, businessman, and educator. Born near the Erie Canal in Western...
Performance

Skip Scarborough

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Songwriter/producer/arranger/keyboardist Skip Scarborough’s resumé lists the two number one R&B hits “Love Ballad” by LTD and Con Funk Shun’s “Ffun,” “Can’t Hide Love” — a...