John B. Hayes, known as The Texas Kid was an outlaw who while Jess Crumbly was an everyman who became an outlaw out of his hatred of segregation.

In July 1703, Gutierrez passes away. With his patron gone, Enriquez found dealing with San Juan’s high society to be a bother. People who tolerated Enriquez when the governor was alive wanted little to do with him now. Also during this time, Puerto Rico went through several governors. It helped that Miguel Enriquez had little intent to […]

Toussaint Louverture was born into an enslaved family on May 20, 1743, on a plantation in Saint-Domingue (Haiti). Details of his early life and education are incomplete, but it’s generally agreed that he received an education from his godfather and Jesuit missionaries. He demonstrated a command of French and Kreyol, knowledge of West African and European […]

Known as “The Grand Archvillain” Don Miguel Enriquez was a famous Puerto Rican entrepreneur, pirate hunter, pirate, and privateer during the early 18th century. PRE-NAVAL CAREER Enriquez was born during the 1670s or 1680s to a free mulatto named Graciana Enriquez. His father is the subject of discussion with it often being considered someone of influence–particularly of Catholic clergy–who […]

Laurence John Fishburne was born on July 30, 1961, to Hattie Bell and Laurence John Fishburne. His father was a school math, and science teacher and his mother was a juvenile correction officer. He was born in Augusta, Georgia, United States of America. He is an American actor, playwright, writer, and film producer. He was […]

Morrie Turner, a cartoonist who broke the color barrier twice — as the first African-American comic strip artist whose work was widely syndicated in mainstream newspapers, and as the creator of the first syndicated strip with a racially and ethnically mixed cast of characters The cause was complications of kidney disease, said David Bellard, a […]

William Andrew (Bill) White, III, OC was a Canadian composer and social justice activist, who was the first Black Canadian to run for federal office in Canada. Born on February 7, 1915, in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.He was the son of Baptist minister William A. White and the brother of famed Canadian concert singer Portia […]

On March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision – ruling that Black Americans were NOT citizens, and thus, cannot sue. It was the case of Dred Scott versus Sandford. In 1843, Dr. John Emerson died, the owner of Dred Scott and his wife, Harriet. The Scotts sought freedom in the […]

Congressman George Washington Murray was a prominent and influential leader in Republican affairs during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. He became known as the “Republican Black Eagle” and served as a delegate to several Republican National Conventions. Murray was born a slave near Rembert, Sumter District, on September 22, 1853. Although left […]

On June 14, 1973, Minnie Lee Relf and her mentally disabled sister, Mary Alice, were sterilized without their knowledge or consent at the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic. Minnie Lee was 14 years old, and Mary Alice was 12. The girls were previously administered experimental birth control injections, initially without their informed consent or that of […]

Singer Cab Calloway is known for his grand performances at the Cotton Club and his hit songs, “Hi De Ho Miracle Man” and “Minnie the Moocher.” Calloway was a singer and bandleader who also appeared in films. Calloway was born in Rochester, New York, in 1907 as Cabell Calloway III. It was said that he was always a […]

Wharlest Jackson was a hard working, loyal employee of Natchez, Mississippi’s Armstrong Tire & Rubber plant and a Korean War vet. He’d been at the tire plant since 1955 and had finally gotten a promotion which would mean a 17-cent raise. His wife, Exerlena Jackson, wanted Wharlest to get the promotion he should’ve gotten earlier in […]

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