1. Dr. William Augustus Hinton, Scientist, Lecturer Author and the first black Harvard Medical School faculty, known among the medical community for the Hinton test he devised for detecting syphilis. 127 Years ago
2. Tampa Red(born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker), Blues Guitarist, best known as an accomplished and influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string bottleneck style.
3. Jesse Belvin, Rhythm and Blues Singer (Wrote Earth Angel/Goodnight My Love)
4. Cindy Birdsong, Motown R&B Artist Originally a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Birdsong is noted for being a member of The Supremes, when she replaced her predecessor, Florence Ballard. She was member of the group from 1967 until 1972, then again from 1973 until 1976, leaving permanently.
5. Reginald Hudlin, Movie Director (House Party)
6. David Wingate, retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. The shooting guard/small forward spent 15 years in the NBA with six teams.
7. Mo Vaughn, nicknamed “Hit Dog”, is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played from 1991 to 2003. Vaughn was a three-time All-Star selection and won the American League MVP award in 1995.
8. Donna Brazile, is an American author, professor, and political analyst affiliated with the Democratic Party. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, for Al Gore in 2000. Brazile briefly served as interim Chair of theDemocratic National Committee in the spring of 2011. Brazile worked for several advocacy groups in Washington, D.C., and was instrumental in the successful campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a federal holiday.