Famous People Who Died on August 27
W.E.B. Du Bois
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist / 1868 - 1963
W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most important African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the NAACP and supported Pan-Africanism.
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Publisher / 1877 - 1963
Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African-American inventors with his many patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine and an improved traffic signal.
Haile Selassie I
Stevie Ray Vaughan
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profile name: W.E.B. Du Bois profile occupation: Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist
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profile name: Garrett Morgan profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Publisher
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profile name: Haile Selassie I profile occupation: Emperor
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profile name: Le Corbusier profile occupation: Architect, Artist
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profile name: Stevie Ray Vaughan profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist
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profile name: Gracie Allen profile occupation: Film Actress, Comedian, Singer
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