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Maya Angelou Part1 - Black History Month
Maya Angelou Part1 – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 16 February

Maya Angelou is famous for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as

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Debbie Allen - Black History Month
Debbie Allen – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 15 February

Debbie Allen hit it big in 1980, starring in a Broadway revival of West Side Story. Her performance gained her

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Marian Anderson – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 14 February

Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Marian Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford

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Benjamin Banneker - Black History Month
Benjamin Banneker – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 13 February

Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. An absolutely free black who owned a farm

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Aaliyah Haughton - Black History Month
Aaliyah Haughton – Black Histon Month
Durwin Randle | 12 February

Brooklyn-born Aaliyah Dana Haughton began voice lessons soon after she learned to talk. Determined to be a star, she signed

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Macon Bolling Allen - Black History Month
Macon Bolling Allen – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 11 February

Macon Bolling Allen was born in 1816 in Indian, and moved to Maine in the early 1840s. In 1844, Allen

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Patricia Bath - Black History Month
Patricia Bath – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 10 February

Born in Harlem, New York, on November 4, 1942, Patricia Bath became the first African American to complete a residency

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Chadwick Boseman - Black History Month
Chadwick Boseman – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 9 February

Given birth to in South Carolina in 1982, Chadwick Boseman went on to have a prosperous stage profession being an

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Allen Allensworth - Black History Month
Allen Allensworth – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 8 February

Allen Allensworth was given birth to in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 7, 1842, within the slavery system of the antebellum

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Alvin Ailey - Black History Month
Alvin Ailey – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 7 February

Alvin Ailey was a choreographer who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958. His most well-known dance is

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Cedric the Entertainer - Black History Month
Cedric the Entertainer – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 6 February

Cedric the Entertainer appeared on It’s Showtime at the Apollo in 1992 and soon after on Def Comedy Jam. In

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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Black History Month
Jean-Michel Basquiat – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 5 February

Jean-Michel Basquiat first attracted attention for his graffiti under the name “SAMO” in New York City. Prior to his painting

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Ira Aldridge - Black History Month
Ira Aldridge – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 4 February

Ira Aldridge acted with the African Grove Theatre before making his 1833 London debut as Othello. Aldridge became a renowned

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Dwight David Howard - Black History Month
Dwight Howard – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 3 February

Dwight David Howard Jr. was a high school standout at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. Dwight selected to go without college

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Lorraine Hansberry - Black History Month
Lorraine Hansberry – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 2 February

A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Lorraine

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Queen Latifah - Black History Month at Durwin Randle's Blog
Queen Latifah – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 1 February

Queen Latifah was given birth to on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey. Her debut album All Hail to

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 25 February

Early In Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Years Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born in New York City in 1947. A dominant high school

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Duke Ellington - History of Jazz Music
Duke Ellington – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 12 February

Born on April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. Duke Ellington, a major figure in the history of jazz music, his

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Eugene Allen - Black History Month
Eugene Allen – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 11 February

Born on July 14, 1919, in Scottsville, Virginia, Eugene Allen was in fact a African-American butler who served under eight

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Angela Davis - Scholar, Civil Rights Activist
Angela Davis – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 10 February

Angela Davis is best known as a radical African American educator, activist for civil rights and issues surrounding the private

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