Angela-Bassett

Actress Angela Bassett is 58

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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
― Toni Morrison, Beloved

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Aug. 16: Actor Reginald VelJohnson (“Family Matters”) is 64. R&B singer J.T. Taylor is 63. Actress Angela Bassett is 58.

BLACK HISTORY

Aug. 16, 1963: On sale this day was a stamp designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was designed by George Olden, which made him the first African American to design a U.S. postage stamp.