Johan Ferrier (1910–2010)

Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier was a Surinamese politician who was the first President of Suriname, serving from November 25, 1975, to August 13, 1980. He was also the country’s last governor-general before independence, serving from 1968 to 1975. Ferrier was born on May 12, 1910, … Read MoreJohan Ferrier (1910–2010)

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)

Image Ownership: Center for Black Music Research (Fair Use) Musician, composer, and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson was born on June 14, 1932, in Manhattan, New York City.  Perkinson’s mother, a talented pianist, organist, and theater director in the Bronx, named her son after the Afro-British composer, … Read MoreColeridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)