An outline of Double Dutch is celebrated on this date's Registry. Double Dutch is historically a jump rope game played by black children (mainly...
On this date, we recall the 1750 birth of Jean-Baptist-Point Du Sable. He was a Black pioneer, trader, and founder of the settlement that later...
*William Richmond was born on this date in 1763. He was a Black boxer.
From (Cuckold's Town) near, Richmond, VA, he moved to Staten...
The birth of York in 1770 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black slave and explorer.
York was born in Caroline County, Virginia. He...
Tom Molineaux, a Black boxer was born on this date in 1784.
Born a slave in Georgetown, Virginia, he began boxing other slaves while...
*The birth of Jean Louis in 1785 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black French fencer and teacher.
From Haiti, Louis was arguably...
James Pierson Beckwourth was born on this date in 1798. He was a Black explorer who played a major role in the early discovery and settlement of...
On this date we celebrate the birth of George Bonga in 1802. He was a Black fur trader and trapper.
Born near Duluth, Minnesota, he was...
*The birth of Allen Light in 1805 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black sea mariner.
Born in Philadelphia he arrived in Santa...
*George Godfrey was born on this date in 1853. He was a Black Canadian boxer.
From the Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)...
*The birth of Nat Love in 1854 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American Pullman porter, and cowboy.
Born on his master’s...
The Registry looks briefly at Blacks and major league baseball (MLB) on this date.
Black history in the MLB has been filled with many...
This date marks the birth of Isaac Burns Murphy in 1861. He was a Black jockey and Horse Racing legend.
Isaac Burns Murphy was part of...
On this date in 1861, Peter Jackson was born. He was an African American boxer.
The "Black Prince,” a heavyweight, was from the West...
*Matthew Henson was born on this date in 1866. He was an African American explorer and member of the 1909 expedition with American explorer...
*African American contributions in professional American football are many. We show a lengthy legacy directly reflecting United States society...
Willie Simms was born on this date in 1870. He was an African American horse jockey.
Born near Augusta, GA, Simms began racing in 1887,...
*With the week of the Masters Golf Tournament underway, African American history in American golf is remembered on this date. Beginning with...
On this date in 1870, George Dixon was born. He was an African Canadian boxer.
Nicknamed Little Chocolate, Dixon was from Africville,...
William Pickett was born on this date in 1870. He was a legendary cowboy of Black and Indian descent.
Bill Pickett, the second of 13...
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