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.

September 13, 2013
| Joseph Gordon, II Passed Away

Chemist Joseph Gordon, II passed away on this date at the age of 67.


September 13, 2007
| Dr. Daniel A. Collins Passed Away

Dentist Dr. Daniel A. Collins passed away on this date at the age of 91.


September 13, 1964
| Tavis Smiley is Born

Publishing chief executive and television host Tavis Smiley was born on this date in Biloxi, Missouri.


September 13, 1957
| Dr. Keith L. Black is Born

Neurosurgeon Dr. Keith L. Black was born on this date in Tuskegee, Alabama.


September 13, 1951
| Brent Staples is Born

Author and editorial writer Brent Staples was born on this date in Chester, Pennsylvania.


September 13, 1951
| Dr. Terry Mason is Born

Chief medical officer Dr. Terry Mason was born on this date in Englewood, Illinois.


September 13, 1933
| Reverend Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr. is Born

Civil rights activist and pastor Reverend Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr. was born on this date in Birmingham, Alabama.


September 13, 1932
| Useni Eugene Perkins is Born

Poet and foundation chief executive Useni Eugene Perkins was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.


September 13, 1929
| David Holliman is Born

Corporate executive David Holliman was born on this date in Denver, Colorado.


September 13, 1926
| Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. is Born

Economist and academic administrator Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. was born on this date in Boston, Massachusetts.


September 13, 1926
| Andrew F. Brimmer is Born

Economist Andrew F. Brimmer was born on this date in Newellton, Louisiana.


September 13, 1925
| Col. Edward Howard is Born

General Col. Edward Howard was born on this date in Washington, District of Columbia.