February 23

Claude Brown

Claude Brown (born February 23, 1937) U.S. novelist, autobiographer, sociologist – Manchild in the Promised Land

Read about Claude Brown here and here

Studs Terkel interviewed Claude Brown in September 1965

W.E.B. DuBois

W.E.B. Du Bois (born February 23, 1868) U.S. civil rights activist, author – The Gift of Black Folk: The Negroes in the Making of America (1924) (reissued February 2009)

Read about Du Bois here and here

Listen to W.E.B. Du Bois give a speech in 1960 about social equality here

Watch a short biography of
 W.E.B. DuBois

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari (born February 23, 1983) U.S. comedian

Read about Aziz Ansari here

Listen to an Aziz Ansari interview on NPR's
Fresh Air radio program

Listen to Aziz Ansari on his cousin "Harris"
(Warning: explicit language; frequent use of obscenity)