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

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Born on August 4

Daniel Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter known for such hits as “Hello Dolly” and “It’s a Wonderful World”. Read more about this pioneer musician here: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/armstrong-louis-daniel-1901-1971

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/louis-armstrong-302.php

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/louis-armstrong-about-louis-armstrong/528/

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/louis-armstrong-mn0000234518/biography

https://www.biography.com/people/louis-armstrong-9188912

and Robert Purvis:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/purvis-robert-1810-1898

http://aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/robert-purvis-was-dedicated-abolitionist

https://revolvy.com/topic/Robert%20Purvis&item_type=topic