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12-12-1897 – 09-28-1966 Lillian Eugenia Smith – Born in Jasper, Florida, she grew up in Clayton, Georgia, where her father owned and operated the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls. Smith…

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Dec 12
2017
Dec 11
2017

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12-11-1926 – 07-25-1984 Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton) – Born in Ariton, Alabama. She was an American rhythm and blues singer, and songwriter. Thornton was the first to…

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12-10-1830 – 05-15-1886 Emily Dickinson – Born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is considered one of the most important American poets. While there is no concrete evidence that Dickinson was a…

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Dec 10
2017
Dec 9
2017

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12-09-1902 – 02-04-1966 Lucius Beebe – Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist. From the 1930s through 1944, he wrote…

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12-08-1933 – 11-28-2004 Leroy “Roy” F. Aarons – Born in the Bronx, New York. He was an American journalist, editor, author, playwright and founder of the National Lesbian and Gay…

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Dec 8
2017
Dec 7
2017

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12-07-1873 – 04-24-1947 Willa Cather – Born in Gore, Virginia. She was an American writer. Her novels of frontier life on the great plains gained her recognition. Cather was awarded…

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12-06-1900 – 04-30-1974 Agnes Moorehead – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Moorehead is…

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Dec 6
2017
Dec 5
2017

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12-05-1932 Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) – Born in Macon, Georgia. He is an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. Little Richard has been inducted into the Rock and Roll…

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12-04-1969 Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a straight ally. Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor….

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Dec 4
2017
Dec 3
2017

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12-03-1953 – 05-13-1992 Patrick Angus – Born in North Hollywood, California. He was an American gay artist. He is known for his paintings depicting the young male erotic dancers at…

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