African American Aquarius Authors
As Mr. Google will tell you, “Those born from February 1st to February 18th are members of the Aquarius zodiac signs. Members of the Aquarius can be identified by their unique style and their flowing personalities.”
Melvin B. Tolson
Huey P. Newton
And finally, I should mention that it is always thought-provoking when doing ‘historical’ analysis of African Americans as one can never know what month Douglass was born, for example. Not even Douglass, as those who’ve read his Narrative will attest.
Along these lines, I am intrigued by the overlarge use of dates on jars and pots made by David Drake or Dave the Potter, as he was known, an enslaved ceramicist and author from antebellum South Carolina. Though we can never know what sign Dave the Potter was, he seems to have made sure that we do not miss the birthdays of the vessels he made. Dates appear in script typically reserved for more prominent captions on Dave the Potter’s wares.
Here is a bit more about a vessel made by Dave the Potter, announcing itself to be Aquarian both in date and in spirit. The excerpt is taken from a biography about Dave by Leonard Todd (Carolina Clay):