Happy Birthday Edith Head

Happy Birthday Edith Head! Born Edith Claire Posener in San Bernadino, California, the daughter of Jewish parents, Max Posener and Anna E. Levy. Her father was a naturalized American citizen from Prussia, who came to the United States in 1876. During her almost 60 year career as a Hollywood costume designer. Head consulted extensively with […]

Happy Birthday Celia Cruz

Happy birthday Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa! Her full name is Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santisima Trinidad, she was born on October 21, 1925 in Havana Cuba. Resources: Celia Cruz Foundation –  http://celiacruzfoundation.com/

Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald

Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald! The first lady of song, Ms. Ella Fitzgerald would be 96 years old today. Born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News Virginia. Ms. Fitzgerald had a voice like no other. She made her debut in 1934 at the age of 17 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. During […]

Happy Jackie Robinson Day

In honor of Mr. Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player. Debut, April 15, 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson was also known for his pursuits outside the baseball diamond. He was the first black television analyst in MLB, and the first black vice-president of a major American corporation. In the 1960s, […]

African American Architect Pioneers

These African American architect pioneers set the foundation for many building and structural designs in the United States of America. Projects such as schools, fire stations, park structures and municipal buildings, provided community-friendly spaces for citizens to work, learn and recreate. While some of these architectural projects are gone. Others are still standing and continue […]