Born On This Day ~ March 21 ~ Henry Ossian Flipper

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Born: March 21, 1856 (Thomasville, Georgia)
Died: April 26, 1940 (Atlanta, Georgia)

Famous For/Known For: First African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877.

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Born On This Day ~ March 9 ~ Eddie Foy, Sr.

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Born: March 9, 1856 (New York City, New York)
Died: February 16, 1928 (Kansas City, Missouri)

Famous For/Known For:
American actor, vaudevillian

A Little About Eddie Foy, Sr:
Born Edward Fitzgerald to Richard and Mary Fitzgerald. Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ February 14 ~ Frederick Douglass

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Born: Celebrated February 14 (exact date and year are unknown)(Talbot County, Maryland
Died: February 20, 1895 (Washington, D.C.)

Famous For/Known For:
19th century greatest influential black leader

A Little About Frederick Douglass:
Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey to a slave woman in Maryland. Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ February 13 ~ Sarojini Naidu

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Born: February 13, 1874 (Hyderabad, India)
Died: March 2, 1949 (Lucknow, India)

Famous For/Known For:
Great political activist, first female president of the Indian National Congress and a published poet.

A Little About Sarojini Naidu:
Born Sarojini Chattopadhyays to Continue reading