August 15 Birthdays

Famous African Americans born on August 15:

Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/oscar-peterson-mn0000489316

http://www.npr.org/2008/05/16/17622315/oscar-peterson-on-piano-jazz

http://jazz-piano.org/pianists/oscar-peterson/

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oscar-peterson/

 

 

Vernon Jordan, lawyer and civil rights leader: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/jordan-vernon-e-1935

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/vernon-e-jordan-jr

 

Maxine Waters, Congresswoman:

https://waters.house.gov/

https://waters.house.gov/about-maxine/biography

August 14 Birthdays

African Americans born on August 14:

Ernest Everett Just, African American scientist: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/just-ernest-everett-1883-1941

https://www.biography.com/people/ernest-everett-just-9359195

http://blackinventor.com/ernest-just/

http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/asbmbtoday.aspx?id=5878

https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/ernest-everett-just-1883-1941

Niara Sudarkarsa, African American scholar and anthropologist: http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/niara-sudarkasa-40

https://www.c-span.org/person/?niarasudarkasa

https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/file/download/b8a5e374a015c23bcab5d80f21a41f73f6ad78ec6e3d81ffed6bb8ee9fd4163c?inline=1

 

August 13 Birthdays

James B. Parsons, African American attorney and judge: http://aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/james-parsons-influential-judge

https://www.fjc.gov/history/judges/parsons-james-benton

http://www.encyclopedia.com/african-american-focus/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/parsons-james-benton

Kathleen Battle, African American opera singer: http://www.kathleenbattle.com 

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kathleen-battle-mn0000538723/biography

http://www.npr.org/2016/04/05/473139231/22-years-after-famous-firing-kathleen-battle-returns-to-metropolitan-opera

Claudia McNeil, African American actress: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/true-acting-talent-claudia-mcneil

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/mcneil-claudia-1917-1993

 

August 12 Birthdays

The following African Americans were born on August 12.  Here is some information about them:

Annie Wilson Lillian Evans (later Tibbs):

http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2010/02/biography-of-opera-singer-lillian-evans.html

https://www.whitehousehistory.org/lillian-evanti

http://aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/lillian-e-evanti-magnificent-voice

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/evans-annie-evanti-lillian-1891-1967

http://www.operndance.com/2014/04/black-opera-singer-series-lillian-evanti.html

Emma Ophelia DeVore (later Mitchell):

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/ophelia-devore-41

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/mitchell-ophelia-devore-1922-2014

Camille Billops:

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/camille-billops-41

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/camille-billops-1933

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/camille-billops-artist-born

Born on August 9. . .

George William Crocket, an African American attorney, judge, and congressman:

http://history.house.gov/People/Detail/11605

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/crockett-george-william-jr-1909-1997

https://www.c-span.org/person/?georgecrockett

Robert Nelson Cornelius, Sr., African American attorney, judge, and congressman:

http://history.house.gov/People/Detail?id=18971

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/nix-robert-nelson-cornelius-sr-1898-1987

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-CDOC-108hdoc224/pdf/GPO-CDOC-108hdoc224-2-6-6.pdf