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:

Black Past Remembered: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/powell-sr-adam-clayton-1865-1953

African American Registry: https://aaregistry.org/story/spiritual-charisma-adam-clayton-powell-sr/

Scholastic: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/meet-reverend-adam-clayton-powell-sr/

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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

 

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