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Thu, 09.07.2020

“Tup” Holmes born

*“Tup” Holmes was born on this date in 1917.  He was a Black an amateur golfer.    Alfred F. “Tup” Holmes was born in East Point, Ga., graduated from Booker T. Washington High in Atlanta in 1933 and earned a degree from Tuskegee Institute in 1939.  Holmes excelled as a young amateur golfer. In college, […]

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Sat, 04.07.2020

LeRoy T. Walker born

*LeRoy T. Walker was born on this date in 1918.  He was a Black educator, coach, administrator and the first Black president of the United States Olympic Committee. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, the grandson of slaves and the youngest of 13 children in a close-knit family. His mother, Mary, always told him not to worry about the […]

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Thu, 25.06.2020

Duke Slater born

*”Duke” Slater was born on this date in 1898.  He was a Black football player and judge.   Frederick Wayman “Duke” Slater was born in Normal, Illinois, the son of George Slater, a Methodist minister. As a boy, he somehow picked up the name of the family dog, Duke, as a personal nickname, and he would carry it with him all […]

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Thu, 25.06.2020

Ozzie Simmons born

*”Ozzie” Simmons was born on this date in 1914.  He was a Black college football player for the University of Iowa and teacher.   Born in Gainesville, Texas, Oze E. Simmons grew up as an all-state high school quarterback in a segregated high school league in Fort Worth. College opportunities were limited for Black players […]

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Mon, 22.06.2020

Bubba Wallace Jr. born

*”Bubba” Wallace was born on this date in 1993.  He is a Black professional stock car racing driver.   The son of Darrell Wallace Sr. and Desiree Wallace,he was born in Mobile, Alabama, and grew up in Concord, North Carolina. His father is the owner of an industrial cleaning company. His mother is a social […]

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Mon, 01.06.2020

The Chicago American Giants Baseball Team

*This this date in 1911 we celebrate the founding of the Chicago American Giants baseball organization.   They were one of the many Negro League teams of America’s twentieth century.   This team was owned and managed from 1911-26 by Andrew “Rube” Foster, the inventor of “tricky” baseball.  Along with the New York Lincoln Stars and […]

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Sat, 30.05.2020

Baseball’s Kansas City Monarchs founded

*This date in 1920 celebrates the founding of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball organization.  The Monarchs played out of Kansas City, Missouri and were the longest running franchise in Negro League history.     Winners of more than a dozen league championships; the Monarch name became the Negro League’s answer to the New York Yankees. They won their first Colored […]

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Fri, 29.05.2020

Wayne Reese born

*The birth of Wayne Reese is celebrated on this date in 1945.  He was a Black high school counselor and football coach.   Reese was native of Vidalia, Louisiana. He moved to New Orleans in his early years with his parents the late Alfred and Florida Reese, Sr. and his seven siblings. He attended Carter G. Woodson Middle […]

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Thu, 21.05.2020

John C. Robinson born

*John Robinson was born on this date in 1905.  He was a Black aviator and activist.   John Charles Robinson was born in Carrabelle, Florida, and spent his early years in Gulfport, Mississippi. His father died when he was a baby, leaving him and his four-year-old sister, Bertha, with their mother Celeste Robinson, who then married Charles Cobb. Robinson was inspired by flight at […]

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Wed, 22.04.2020

Charles Follis born

*Charles Follis was born on this date 1879.  He was a Black professional American football player.  Charles W. Follis was born in Cloverdale, Virginia to James Henry and Catherine Matilda Anderson Follis James Henry was a farm laborer. Follis was the third born of seven children. The older siblings were Lelia M. and Cora Belle. Sister Laura Alice and brother […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I want me a home Man do you hear me I want me a home you understand. You done stood and let that cracker take my home Now I ... BLACK WOMAN THROWS A TANTRUM by Nayo Barbara Malcolm Watkins.
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