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Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For Sept 04

 Lewis H. Latimer

1. Lewis H. Latimer, inventor and engineer, he copatented (with Charles W. Brown) an improved toilet system for railroad cars called the Water Closet for Railroad Cars (U.S. Patent 147,363).

Latimer received a patent in January 1881 for the “Process of Manufacturing Carbons”, an improved method for the production of carbon filaments used in lightbulbs.

Latimer is an inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work on electric filament manufacturing techniques.

Latimer was a founding member of the Flushing, New York Unitarian Church. Latimer’s home has been moved to a small park in Flushing, New York and turned into a museum in honor of the inventor.

Meade Lewis

2. Meade (Lux) Lewis,  pianist and composer, noted for his work in the boogie-woogie style. His best known work, “Honky Tonk Train Blues”, has been recorded in various contexts, often in a big band arrangement.[2] Early recordings of the piece by artists other than Lewis include performances by Adrian Rollini, Frankie Trumbauer, classical harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe, theater organist George Wright (with drummer Cozy Cole, under the title “Organ Boogie”), and Bob Zurke with Bob Crosby’s orchestra. Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer often included it in his repertoire and recorded it in 1972.

Richard Wright

3. Richard Wright, Writer (Native Son, The Fire Next Time), author of sometimes controversial novels,short stories and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African-Americans during the 19th century. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century.

Frank White

4. Frank White,  former Major League Baseball player, and coach for the Kansas City Royals and their AA affiliate, the Wichita Wranglers. He currently is a color commentator for Royals telecasts..

Damon Wayans

5. Damon Wayans, is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, one of the Wayans brothers.

Nona Gaye

6. Nona Gaye, singer, former fashion model, and screen actress. The daughter of soul music legend Marvin Gaye and granddaughter of jazz great Slim Gaillard, she began her career as a vocalist in the early 1990s. As an actress, she is best known for her portrayal of Zee in the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.


7. Beyoncé (born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles) is a pop/RnB singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model. Beyoncé was named Billboard’s Top Female Artist of the 2000s in February 2009 as well as their Artist of the Millennium in May 2011. She was the RIAA’s top certified and best-selling overall artist of the decade and the NRJ Music Awards also awarded her as their Artist of the Decade in France.

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For Aug 12

1. Lillian Evans, world famous opera star and a founder of the National Negro Opera company

2. Percy Mayfield- Singer and songwriter (Cry Baby)

3. Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell- founder of two African American Modeling agencies one of which was the Grace Del Marco Model Agency

4. Joe Jones- Singer, Top Five 1960 R&B hit “You Talk Too Much”

5. Sir Mix-A-Lot, Rapp Artist

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For November 17

1. Yolanda Denise King, Daughter of the Late M.L.King Jr.  55  Years ago

2. RuPaul (Andre Charles), actor, drag queen, model, and singer-songwriter, who first gained fame in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums.  50  Years ago

3. Ronald Boyd DeVoe Jr., Rapp & R&B Artist (New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe)  43  Years ago

4. Jeffery Allen, Rhythm And Blues Artist (Mint condition)  0  Years ago

5. Susan Elizabeth Rice, Diplomat, former think tank fellow, and civil servant. She is an American foreign policy advisor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton’s second term. Rice was confirmed as UN Ambassador by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009.

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