Black History Videos

Home / Black History Videos
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
Chaka Khan - The Best of Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan – Singer Of Funk – Part 2
Durwin Randle | 13 November

Read: Part 1 Success as a Solo Artist While she recorded with Rufus until the early 1980s, Chaka made an

Read More
Chaka Chan - Singer of Soul Funk
Chaka Khan – Singer Of Soul Funk – Part 1
Durwin Randle | 6 November

Read: Part 2 The singer Chaka Khan was born on March 23, 1953, in Great Lakes, Illinois. She achieved great

Read More
Eubie Blake - Ragtime Pianist and Composer
Eubie Blake – Ragtime Pianist and Composer
Durwin Randle | 1 November

Eubie Blake was born in Maryland on February 7, 1883. He became ragtime pianist and composer for American musicals. Eubie

Read More
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

Read More
Gordon Parks - Black History Month
Gordon Parks – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 10 February

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was given birth to on November 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas. His father, Jackson

Read More
Mary J. Blige In The Studio
Mary J. Blige – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 5 February

Mary J. Blige was given birth to on January 11, 1971. At the age of 17-year, Blige was singing karaoke,

Read More
Carter G. Woodson - Black History Month
Carter G Woodson – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 2 February

Carter Godwin Woodson was born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia to Anna Eliza and James Woodson. The first

Read More

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)