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...

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...

Southern Christian L...

   1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana by five ministers including Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Joseph Lowery, Fred Shuttlesworth and C.K. Steele. Dr. King was...

Josh Gibson Born Dec21

Josh Gibson Born

   Josh Gibson Born. Josh Gibson was born on this date. He was a professional baseball player, a star of the Negro Leagues and one of the greatest players in history. He played as a catcher and was one of the most feared power hitters in history, alleged to have hit more than 800...