Art professor Della Hardman passed away on this date at the age of 83.
Social justice advocate Ella Josephine Baker died on this date on her birthday at the age of 83. During her life, she organized, advised, and worked with several civil rights organizations like the SCLC, NAACP, and SNCC.
Investment executive and emergency physician Dr. Kneeland Youngblood was born on this date in Galena Park, Texas.
Aerospace engineer and federal government administrator Woodrow Whitlow, Jr. was born on this date in Inkster, Michigan.
Diversity specialist H. Mitsy Wilson was born on this date in Georgetown, Guyana.
Choreographer, entertainer, and stage director Maurice Hines, Jr. was born on this date in New York, New York.
Management consulting entrepreneur, civil rights activist, and nonprofit chief executive William "Sonny" Walker was born on this date in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Social worker and academic administrator Hubie Jones was born on this date in New York, New York.
Administrative lawyer and state government appointee Myra McDaniel was born on this date in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jazz Musician & Entrepreneur Ben Tucker is born.
Radio entrepreneur and jazz bassist Benjamin Tucker was born on this date in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Civil rights activist and community leader Ozell Sutton was born on this date in Gould, Arkansas.
Major League Baseball pioneer Larry Doby was born Lawrence Eugene Doby on this date in Camden, South Carolina. Doby was the first African American to play in the major league's American League and was the second overall to play in the major leagues in the twentieth century after Jackie Robinson signed with the National League's Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby signed with the Cleveland Indians and helped lead them to two pennant winning seasons. He was a nine-time All-Star during his career and was inducted into Pro Baseball's Hall of Fame.
Pro boxer Archie Moore was born Archie Lee Wright on this date in Benoit, Mississippi. Moore held the light heavyweight title for ten years.
Social justice activist Ella Josephine Baker was born on this date in Littleton, North Carolina.