Born on this day. . .

Louis Lomax, African American journalist: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/lomax-louis-emanuel-1922-1970

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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 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

Born on this day: Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson, famous explorer, was born on this day. Read about his incredible story here:

http://www.greatblackheroes.com/science/matthew-henson/

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-matthew-henson/

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/henson-matthew-1866-1955

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/01/0110_030113_henson.html

https://www.biography.com/people/matthew-henson-9335648

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5cuQjP3keU

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9P0nyQDUw

On August 6

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson: http://time.com/3985603/voting-rights-act-1965-history/

Transcript: https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=100&page=transcript

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act/videos/sound-smart-the-voting-rights-act-of-1965

https://www.nps.gov/articles/votingrightsact.htm

https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/voting-rights-1965

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=100