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Every day of Black History Month this February we will alert you to the birthdays of the many celebrities, activists, athletes and more who have helped push our causes forward and make history.
Below you will find the individuals, both still alive and those who have passed away, who are celebrating their birthdays.
– Happy 24th Birthday to actor Corbin Bleu
– Happy 30th Birthday to NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards
– Happy Birthday and Rest in Peace to legendary singer Nina Simone
– Happy 73rd Birthday to civil rights activist and politician John Lewis
– Happy Birthday and Rest in Peace to Barbara Jordan, the first black congresswoman from the deep South
– Happy 89th Birthday to the President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe