Browse or search our African American History timeline. Events on the timeline include key moments in specific HistoryMaker's lives as well as important historical dates.

November 30, 2003
| Louisiana Hines is Born

Beauty shop owner and beautician Louisiana Hines was born on this date in Luverne, Alabama.


August 3, 2015
| Mel Farr, Sr. Passed Away

Auto sales entrepreneur and football player Mel Farr, Sr. passed away on this date at the age of 70.


July 22, 2015
| Paul Douglas Freeman Passed Away

Orchestra conductor Paul Douglas Freeman passed away on this date at the age of 79.


July 12, 2015
| Abena Joan P. Brown Passed Away

Stage producer and nonprofit chief executive Abena Joan P. Brown passed away on this date at the age of ?.


July 12, 2015
| The Honorable D'Army Bailey Passed Away

Circuit court judge The Honorable D'Army Bailey passed away on this date at the age of 73.


July 6, 2015
| Andrew Heidelberg Passed Away

Banker, civic leader, and cultural heritage lecturer Andrew Heidelberg passed away on this date at the age of 71.


June 24, 2015
| Marva Collins Passed Away

Teacher and education administrator Marva Collins passed away on this date at the age of 78.


June 17, 2015
| The Honorable Clark Burrus Passed Away

Bank executive and city comptroller The Honorable Clark Burrus passed away on this date at the age of 86.


June 16, 2015
| William Pajaud Passed Away

Artist and insurance executive William Pajaud passed away on this date at the age of 89.


May 26, 2015
| Ollie B. Ellison, Sr. Passed Away

Foreign service officer Ollie B. Ellison, Sr. passed away on this date at the age of 88.


May 14, 2015
| B. B. King Passed Away

Blues guitarist B. B. King passed away on this date at the age of 89.


May 13, 2015
| George Haley Passed Away

Federal government appointee George Haley passed away on this date at the age of 89.


April 29, 2015
| Calvin Peete Passed Away

Golfer Calvin Peete passed away on this date at the age of 71.


April 23, 2015
| Louis Rabb Passed Away

Academic administrator Louis Rabb passed away on this date at the age of 101.


April 11, 2015
| Dr. Levi Watkins Passed Away

Medical professor and cardiac surgeon Dr. Levi Watkins passed away on this date at the age of 70.


April 5, 2015
| Reverend Gardner Taylor Passed Away

Civil rights activist, minister, and nonprofit chief executive Reverend Gardner Taylor passed away on this date at the age of 96.


March 23, 2015
| Floretta Dukes McKenzie Passed Away

School superintendent and education consultant Floretta Dukes McKenzie passed away on this date at the age of 79.


March 16, 2015
| Chester Blair Passed Away

Trial lawyer Chester Blair passed away on this date at the age of 86.


March 12, 2015
| Reverend Willie T. Barrow Passed Away

Civil rights activist and religious leader Reverend Willie T. Barrow passed away on this date at the age of 90.


March 1, 2015
| Minnie Minoso Passed Away

Baseball player Minnie Minoso passed away on this date at the age of 89.


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