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...

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...

Douglas Wilder is Sworn in as Governor of Virginia Jan13

Douglas Wilder is Sw...

   1990 – Lawrence Douglas Wilder of Virginia is Inaugurated as the First Black Governor On this date in 1990, Lawrence Douglas Wilder of Virginia is inaugurated as the first Black to be elected governor in the United States. Wilder was elected in Virginia by a margin of...