Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Breaks Scoring Record Apr05

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ...

Today in Black History   1984 – NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks the all-time scoring mark for the National Basketball Association, surpassing the 31,419 mark set by the great Wilt Chamberlain. Jabbar broke the record after receiving a pass from team-mate Magic Johnson in the...

Texas Western College Defeats Kentucky Mar19

Texas Western Colleg...

    1966 – Texas Western College defeated the University of Kentucky to win the Men’s NCAA tournament championship in College Park, Maryland. The game was significant in that Texas Western started five Black players, the first time an all-black starting five had won the...

Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points Mar02

Wilt Chamberlain Sco...

    1807 – Congress bans the slave trade Congress banned the slave trade, prohibiting “the importation of slaves into the United States or the territories thereof” after January 1, 1808. 1867 – Universities and Colleges established Howard University...

Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb25

Cassius Clay Becomes...

   1870 – Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and the first Black representative in Congress. Revels, a Republican politician, educator and minister of an African Methodist Episcopal Church was born in North Carolina and later lived in Ohio...

Julius Erving Born Feb22

Julius Erving Born

   1950 – Julius Erving Born...

Jim Brown Born Feb17

Jim Brown Born

    1936 – James Nathaniel Brown’s Birthday James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA 1942 – Huey Newton Born An illiterate high-school graduate, Newton taught himself how to read before attending...

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