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Stepin Fetchit (1902-1985) - Find A Grave...
Lincoln Perry (May 30, 1902 - November 19, 1985) was Hollywood's first black movie star and first millionaire. Acting under the name Stepin Fetchit, his lazy and ignorant screen persona was criticized as a crude stereotype, but later seen as a survival technique and a way to subvert the status quo. Perry received a Special NAACP Image Award in 1972 from the Hollywood NAACP Branch. His career started at the age of 12 in vaudeville and he also wrote for the Chicago Defender. #TodayInBlackHistory
He is young and he is gifted. At the age of 14, Tony Hansberry II certainly holds grounded status in the league of exceptional youth. "Tony Hansberry II isn’t waiting to finish medical school to contribute to improved medical care. He has already developed a stitching technique that can be used to reduce surgical complications, as well as the chance of error among less experienced surgeons,” writes Jackie Jones in BlackAmericaWeb.com on June 16, 2009.