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  • Lare (or Hilary) Criolyo (1627 - d.)
    • Lare Criolyo was born a black or 1/2 black Creole slave (half Caribbean Euro/Portuguese/Spanish, & half black). Capt. Jan de Vries came to New Netherland in 1644 and brought Hilary with him. H...
  • Vera Francis (1925 - 2014)
    ITEM: You are bidding on a very rare vintage pin up photograph of African American 1955 Hollywood sensation, and later boulevard of broken dreams archetype Vera Francis and a number of other showgirl...
  • Diahann Carroll
    from Official Site : She debuted her one woman show at Feinstein’s, New York’s premier venue, to sell out audiences receiving overwhelming reviews. Stephen Holden of the New York Time...
  • Nichelle Nichols
    Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols ; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous...
  • Tessa Prendergast (1928 - 2001)
    Tessa Prendergast (1928 - 2001), also known as Tessa Welborn, was a Jamaican actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, and socialite. A renowned beauty and movie starlet in the 1950s, she is best-rem...

Known and unknown Black actresses, comediennes, dancers, sports figures, and musicians that are alive or deceased. They made many contributions and accomplishments to motion pictures and the stage. Check out the Documents section for photos and posters. See below for bios, filmographies and our Links section for more info on these legends. Join us as we pay tribute to these fabulous and often unheralded women.

Some names were taken from the State Farm Insurance Presents A Journey into 366 Days of Black History, 2000 Calendar. Published by 10KTS Productions.

LEGENDS

(Some Legends already have a Geni profile, for example Bessie Smith, see on right hand of page


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