By Guest Blogger Yahtzeebutterfly
September 2, 1766 – Businessman and abolitionist James Forten was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Author Julie Winch discusses her book on the life of James Forten at this link.
September 3, 1895 – Lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston in Washington, D.C.
September 4, 1908 – Writer Richard Wright in Natchez, Mississippi
September 5, 1939 – Claudette Colvin, the first person arrested for not giving up her bus seat to a White woman in Montgomery, Alabama.
Interview by Democracy Now with Claudette Colvin: