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...

Joe Frazier Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb16

Joe Frazier Becomes ...

    1970 – Joe Frazier Joe Frazier becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. 1957 – Actor Levar Burton born Actor Levar Burton was born in Landsthul, Germany. Burton won fame for his acting in the television movie “roots,” which was based on the novel by...

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...

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