American politician David Dinkins was b. July He served as the Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to He was the first and is, to date, the only American of African ancestry to hold that office. He turns 86 years old today.
A Beaumont man has earned the highest rank in martial arts. Fred Simon is a Beaumont martial arts instructor who just earned the degree black belt, the highest rank in martial arts. Not only that, he's the first African American in Texas to do so.
Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts
Actress and singer, Josephine Premice. Premice& daughter, Susan Fales-Hill, was a producer for A Different World and she also wrote a book about her mom titled, Always Wear Joy: My Mother Bold and Beautiful.
Fearless Mentor Williams Born April 20, 1882 his father named him Fearless because he looked him straight in the eyes right after he was born! The name served the honorable man well. He had a long career with the BO Railroad He was a leader in Baltimore's African-American community and a trustee of Provident Hospital. He was also uncle to Thurgood Marshall, first African American Supreme Court Justice. He retired on June 15, 1952 with nearly 46 years of service with the BO.