Charlie Sifford Breaks the PGA Color Barrier Jun11

Charlie Sifford Brea...

Today in Black History      On June 11, 1959, Charlie Sifford became the first Black player to take part in a a Pro Golfers Association event at the U.S. Open. Two years later, the PGA remove a provision in its bylaw which prevented Black from being members of the PGA. Sifford would...

The First Black Player Drafted In The NBA Apr25

The First Black Play...

    The Boston Celtics selected Chuck Cooper in the second round of the 1950 NBA Draft, making him the first African American drafted in the NBA. Celtics owner Walter Brown famously said he didn’t care whether Cooper was “striped, plaid or polka dot,” after he...

Hank Aaron Hit First Home Run Apr23

Hank Aaron Hit First...

Today in Black History       On this day in day in 1954, Henry “Hank” Aaron hit his first home run agains the St. Louis Cardinals. Aaron would be elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame after breaking Babe Ruth home run record in 1974. He retired with the all...

Jackie Robinson Breaks Color Barrier Apr15

Jackie Robinson Brea...

Today in Black History – Jackie Robinson Breaks Color Barrier       1894 – Blues singer Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Smith, known as the “Empress of the Blues,” sold more than 800,000 copies of her first hit song, “Downhearted Blues,” a...

Tiger Woods Wins 4th Masters Apr10

Tiger Woods Wins 4th...

Today in Black History       2005 – Tiger Woods wins his fourth Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Woods birdied the the first hole of the sudden-death playoff against Chris DiMarco with a 15-foot putt. It was the fourth time Woods donned the green jacket...

Hank Aaron Breaks Home Run Record Apr08

Hank Aaron Breaks Ho...

Today in Black History       1974 – Baseball player Henry “Hank” Aaron breaks the home run record, hitting his 715th off of Al Downing in the Atlanta Braves victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers iat Atlanta Stadium. While the moment was one of the most momentous in...

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