Jim Brown Born Feb17

Jim Brown Born

[wp_ad_camp_1] 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 [wp_ad_camp_2]1942 – Huey Newton Born An illiterate high-school graduate, Newton taught himself how to read...

Joe Frazier Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb16

Joe Frazier Becomes ...

[wp_ad_camp_1] 1970 – Joe Frazier Joe Frazier becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. [wp_ad_camp_2]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...

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....

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. [wp_ad_camp_1] 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. [wp_ad_camp_1] 1944  – Harry S. McAlpin becomes the first Black reporter allowed obtain accreditation for a White House press conference. 1968 – Diminutive actor Gary...

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...