Harry Belafonte was an entertainer, he was born in 1927 in Harlem New York to a Jamaican mother and father. Belafonte was a singer, songwriter and actor. He was the ‘King of Calypso’, often referred to this for his Trinidadian
Juneteenth, why is this a significant date? In theory the slaves were freed by way of the ratification 13th amendment by Georgia on December 6, 1865. Yet this elusive status freedom didn’t come directly, rather it came indirectly by way
Stokely Carmichael born in Trinidad in 1941, but later moved to Harlem, New York in 1952. He attended the mostly white Bronx High Schoo of Science, and later attended Howard University where he joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Celia Cruz recorded 23 gold albums, she was also known as one the most popular salsa performers of all time. Born in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1925, Celia Cruz rose to fame as a singer in Cuba during the
Fannie Lou Hammer was a powerful voice in the civil rights and voting rights movements. She was a co-founder and vice-chairmen of the Freedom Democratic Party, she represented the party at the 1964 democratic convention. Hammer’s activism began in the
Daniel Hale Williams was an African American surgeon. He lived from Jan 18, 1856 – August 4, 1931. He had a variety of careers before becoming a surgeon. Daniel H. Williams started working at the age of 17, initially starting
A Memorial Day commemoration organized less than a month after the Civil war ended. On May 1, 1865 in Charleston South Carolina a Memorial Day Commemoration was created by a group of newly freed slaves. This celebration was in honor