The Collector’s Edition African American History Calendar
Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 – September 28, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, and state senator.
Autherine Juanita Lucy Foster (born October 5, 1929) was the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama .
Janet Collins, (born March 7, 1917, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died May 28, 2003, Fort Worth, Texas), American ballet dancer and choreographer, acclaimed for the beauty of her dancing on the Broadway stage. .
Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African-American educator who in 1883 founded the first school for black children in Augusta,
Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950, and the first black player to compete at Wimbledon in 1951.
William J. Powell Born: November 22, 1916, Greenville, AL was an American businessman, entrepreneur, and pioneering golf course owner who designed the Clearview Golf Club, the first integrated golf course, as well as the first to cater to African American golfers. Died: December 31, 2009, Canton, OH
Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born: July 1, 1899, Villa Rica, GA was known as "the father of black gospel music" Died: January 23, 1993, Chicago, IL.
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Born: January 4, 1890, Paris, TN. He was an American educator and pastor. He served as the first black president of Howard University, from 1926 until 1960. Died: September 10, 1976, Washington, D.C.
Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. Born: February 11, 1920, in Pensacola, FL was an American fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general. Died: February 25, 1978, Colorado Springs, CO
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