Regina Rene King American actress and director is born.
Elizabeth Key Grinstead wins her lawsuit gaining her freedom and that of her first son from slavery.
Belcalis Almanzar known professionally as Cardi B, an American rapper is born.
Janet Jackson American Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, and Actress is born.
Maya Angelou American Poet is born.
Katherine Johnson American Mathematician is born.
Barbara Jordan American Lawyer, Educator, and Politician is born.
Lillian Fishburne became the first black woman promoted to Rear Admiral (RDML) in the United States Navy.
Mary McLeod Bethune American educator was born.
Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I Woman?” speech at the Women’s Convention in Ohio