Condredge Holloway one of the first black quarterbacks. Born 1/25/54 Huntsville, Alabama.
DeFord Bailey first black performer in Grand Ole Opry. Sunrise 12/14/99 and sunset 7/22/82 Tennessee
Darius Carlos “Hootie” Rucker. 1 of 3 blacks in Grand Ole Opry. Born 5/13/66 Charleston, South Carolina.
Charley Frank Pride 1 of 3 blacks in Grand Ole Opry. Born 3/18/34 Mississippi.
D’Wayne Wiggins founding member of Tony! Toni!Tone! Born 2/14/61 Oakland, California. Guitarist, producer,composer, community activist. Featured in SignTheShow.
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm first black woman elected to Congress. First woman to run for president, Democratic Party. Sunrise 11/30/24 Brooklyn, New York, sunset 1/1/05 Ormond Beach, Florida.
Jordan Haworth Peele born 2/21/79 in New York, New York. First black director to cross the $100 million mark at the box office in his debut film “Get Out” and best reviewed movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes.
Raven-Symone Christina Pearman born 12/10/85 Atlanta, Georgia. Actress, singer, songwriter, producer. Started her career as Olivia on The Cosby Show in 1989. Was also in Hangin with Mr. Cooper, That’s so Raven, and a host on The View. An out lesbian. Scheduled to be a celebrity ambassador/Vanguard Award Honoree at Xscape Puerto Rico, a LGBT […]
Kane Brown born 10/21/93 in Georgia. Was on X Factor. Used kickstarter to produce his country music. For more information log onto Kane Brown music dot com.
Rhiannon Giddens born 2/21/77 Greensboro North Carolina. Singer, violinist, banjo player and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. An actress on the tv show Nashville.