Born on this date: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.

Born on this date in 1865 was Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., religious leader at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, after becoming the pastor in 1908. More information about him:

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Blog Post: The Mystery of Malcolm X

From Ebony Magazine, September 1964 Today, on the fifty-third anniversary of El Hajj Malik Shabazz’s (Malcolm X’s) martyrdom, we re-present Hans Massaquoi’s article in Ebony covering the short period between his departure from the Nation of Islam in March 1964 and his assassination in 1965. Massaquoi followed Malcolm X across Harlem as he built the […]

via Mystery of Malcolm X — Sapelo Square

August 15 Birthdays

Famous African Americans born on August 15:

Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer:



Vernon Jordan, lawyer and civil rights leader:


Maxine Waters, Congresswoman: