Rapper Nas was born on Sept. 14, 1973.
On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair, were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, after a member of the Ku Klux Klan detonated a bomb.
On Sept. 16, 1925, legendary blues musician Riley “B.B.” King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
Rapper Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds on Sept. 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Barry White was born on Sept. 12, 1944.
Serena Williams became the second African-American woman to win the U.S. Open title on Sept. 11, 1999.