New York Renaissance Formed Feb13

New York Renaissance...

1920 – Andrew “Rube” Foster organizes the Negro National League. Foster, who was owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants, met with other team owners at the Kansas City YMCA and Foster was named the first league President. The initial teams were the St. Louis Giants,...

Satchel Paige nominated for Baseball Hall of Fame Feb09

Satchel Paige nomina...

1943 – Singer Barbara Lewis, known for #1 R&B song “Hello Stranger” was born in South Lyon, Michigan.     1944 – Novelist Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple” was born in Eatonton, Georgia. 1953 -Author Ralph Ellison’s novel...

Debi Thomas Wins the Woman’s Figure Skating Singles Feb08

Debi Thomas Wins the...

1924 – Activist and lawyer Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher  is born in Chickasha, Oklahoma.     1944  – Harry S. McAlpin becomes the first Black reporter allowed obtain accreditation for a White House press conference. 1968 – Diminutive actor Gary Coleman was born in Zion,...

Arthur Ashe Dies Feb06

Arthur Ashe Dies

1820 – The Mayflower of Liberia – Minister Daniel Coker led a group of 86 free blacks from New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone, which welcomes free African Americans as well as fugitive slaves. The group arrived...

Hank Aaron Born Feb05

Hank Aaron Born

1869 – Minnie Cox, the first Black postmistress in U.S. was born in Lexington, Mississippi. 1894 – Willis Johnson patented a device now known as the Egg Beater. For more information on Willis Johnson, see his profile on blackinventor.com.    1934 – Hank Aaron Born...

Doug Williams First Black QB to Win Super Bowl Jan31

Doug Williams First ...

1914 – Boxer Jersey Joe Walcott born in Merchantville, New Jersey. Walcott defeated Ezzard Charles via knockout in the 7th round of their July 18, 1951 title bout in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to win the World Heavyweight Championship. After retiring from boxing, Walcott refereed several...

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