Arts educator Della Hardman dies on this date on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
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 was born on this date in Inkster, Michigan.
Diversity specialist and entertainment executive H. Mitsy Wilson was born on this date in Georgetown, Guyana, S.A..
Choreographer, dancer, actor and director Maurice Hines is born on this date in New York City. Hines received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for Uptown…It’s Hot!.
Social worker and academic administrator Hubie Jones was born on this date in Bronx, New York.
Management consulting entrepreneur, civil rights activist, and nonprofit chief executive William Walker was born on this date in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Attorney & Texas Secretary of State Myra McDaniel is born.
Jazz Musician & Entrepreneur Ben Tucker is born.
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.