Browse or search our African American History timeline. Events on the timeline include key moments in specific HistoryMaker's lives as well as important historical dates.

January 11, 1957
| Reverend Julie Johnson Staples is Born

Journalist, corporate executive, and minister Reverend Julie Johnson Staples was born on this date in Des Moines, Iowa.


January 11, 1957
| Angeles Echols is Born

Education chief executive Angeles Echols was born on this date in Memphis, Tennessee.


January 11, 1952
| Donald A. Coleman is Born

Advertising chief executive Donald A. Coleman was born on this date in Toledo, Ohio.


January 11, 1946
| Betty Francis is Born

State government administrator Betty Francis was born on this date in Washington, District of Columbia.


January 11, 1942
| Christopher R. Reed is Born

Professor Christopher R. Reed was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.


January 11, 1941
| Thomas W. Cole is Born

University president and chemistry professor Thomas W. Cole was born on this date in Vernon, Texas.


January 11, 1940
| Dr. Floyd Malveaux is Born

Allergist and immunologist, physician, and academic administrator Dr. Floyd Malveaux was born on this date in Opelousas, Louisiana.


January 11, 1935
| Chuck Barksdale is Born

R & B singer Chuck Barksdale was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.


January 11, 1923
| John Moore is Born

Human resources executive and civic leader John Moore was born on this date in Birmingham, Alabama.


January 11, 1916
| Dr. Daniel A. Collins is Born

Dentist Dr. Daniel A. Collins was born on this date in Darlington, South Carolina.