from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Black, Hugo La Fayette 1886-1971. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1937-1971). He was noted for his ardent support of civil rights.
- Black, Sir James Whyte Born 1924. British pharmacologist. He shared a 1988 Nobel Prize for developing drugs to treat heart disease and stomach and duodenal ulcers.
- Black, Joseph 1728-1799. British chemist who rediscovered carbon dioxide (1756) and formulated the concepts of latent heat and specific heat.
- Black, Shirley Temple Born 1928. American actress and public official. As Shirley Temple she was an immensely popular child actress of the 1930s, starring in films such as Bright Eyes (1934). As an adult she has held several diplomatic positions, including ambassador to Ghana (1974-1976).
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- proper n. A surname.
From Middle English blak ("black"). Also a variant of Blake, from Old English blāc ("pale") and Blanc, from Old French blanc ("white"). (Wiktionary)