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September 8 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – September 8 *

1866 – Charles Harrison Mason is born on the Prior Farm near
Memphis, Tennessee. He will be inspired by the… 469 more words

African American History

August 25 African American Historical Events

Today in Black History – August 25 *

1862 – The Secretary of War authorizes General Rufus Saxton to
arm up to five thousand slaves. 324 more words

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Althea Gibson Sings

Bet you didn’t know Althea Gibson could sing :-)

past meets present: somebody helped you

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.“ —Althea Gibson

One of the most prolific athletes in history. Tennis and golf. Racism, prejudice and gender inequality could not hold her back. 180 more words

Zen Doughboy Presents

Google doodle honors tennis pioneer Althea Gibson

On the 87th anniversary of her birth and the opening day of the tournament she won twice, Althea Gibson was honored in a special Google doodle… 586 more words

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Google Doodle Honors Black Tennis Star Althea Gibson

Monday’s Google Doodle pays tribute to black tennis star and barrier breaker Althea Gibson, who paved the way for tennis greats including Venus and Serena Williams. 120 more words

August 22 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – August 22 *

1788 – The British settlement in Sierra Leone is founded to
provide a home in Africa for freed slaves and homeless… 472 more words

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