July 21, 1656

Elizabeth Key Grinstead wins her lawsuit gaining her freedom and that of her first son from slavery.

October 11, 1992

Belcalis Almanzar known professionally as Cardi B, an American rapper is born.

May 16, 1966

Janet Jackson American Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, and Actress is born.

February 21, 1936

Barbara Jordan American Lawyer, Educator, and Politician is born.

February 1, 1998

Lillian Fishburne became the first black woman promoted to Rear Admiral (RDML) in the United States Navy.

May 29, 1851

Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I Woman?” speech at the Women’s Convention in Ohio