Black History Facts for Today by

August 21
Nat Turner, revolutionary freedom-fighter, began his famous slave revolt in Southampton County, VA, on this date in 1831. During the three-day revolt, Turner and other slaves killed around 60 whites.

William "Count" Basie, influential jazz pianist and musician, was born in Red Bank, NJ, on this date in 1904.

More Black History Facts for Today go to:
Your Source for Black History