Long before the movie about Jesse Owens premiering this week was made, he inspired a local Olympian who followed in his gold-medal footsteps.
Her name was Nancy Green. Away from the elaborate tombs and ornate grave markers bearing the prominent names of national celebrities, Chicago’s upper class and Black elite, she has been buried for nearly 100 years somewhere in Oak Woods Cemetery ...
Though he was the first African American with a doctoral degree in educational psychology as well as editor of the Journal of Negro Education for 30 years, Charles Henry Thompson’s page on Wikipedia didn’t show much
Feb. 27 Journalist Charlayne Alberta Hunter Gault was born in Due West, S.C. in 1942. She and the late Hamilton Holmes were the first blacks to integrate the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault graduated from Atlanta’s Henry McNeal Turner High School. ...
February 20 - Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Douglass was the leading Black spokesman for almost fifty years
Feb. 13 The Renaissance, the first black pro basketball team organized in New York in 1923. Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Morehouse College of Atlanta was founded as Augusta Institute in 1867. Frederick Douglass, newspaper publisher/abolitionist is born, 1817 The late ...
Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, emotions and thoughts automatically ensue.
Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in Major League Baseball history, was named the National League “Rookie of the Year” after his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson led a team of physicians in successfully separating 7-month-old Siamese twins who were joined at the head.
The acclaimed Civil Rights attorney and lower court judge Thurgood Marshall received confirmation from the U.S. Senate to become the first Black Supreme Court Justice.
After being accused of whistling at a white woman, 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped in Money, Miss. His brutally murdered body was found four days later.
Tiger Woods became the first pro golfer ever to win the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship in the same year.
U.S. Army General Colin L. Powell was named Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military position in the country.
On this date, the acclaimed novelist and playwright James Baldwin was born in Harlem.
Barack Obama, then a junior Senator from Illinois, gave the Keynote Address at the Democratic National Convention. The rest is history.