Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Sat, 1890-01-25

    *The Registry remembers Black contributions in the sport of professional hockey on this date. A historical overview of Black players in hockey is...

  • Mon, 1890-03-31

    *On this in 1890, George “Little Chocolate” Dixon knocked out Cal McCarthy.

    Dixon became the first Black world champion in boxing and...

  • Tue, 1891-02-17

    *American Professional Basketball is entering its All-Star break and on this date we look at its Black history. As a team sport it has been...

  • Sat, 1891-03-07

    *With March Madness beginning, on this date we remember African Americans in the history of American college basketball.

    Basketball is a...

  • Tue, 1892-01-26

    *Bessie Coleman was born on this date in 1892. She was an African American woman pilot and the first woman aviator and stunt-flier in the United...

  • Sat, 1892-02-20

    *John Donaldson was born on this date in 1892. He was an African American baseball player.

    From Glasgow, Missouri, John Wesley...

  • Sat, 1892-12-03

    College football is in the air and African American involvement at the collegiate level is rich with tradition.

    It is a fact that...

  • Tue, 1892-12-27

    On this date in 1892, the first Black College Intercollegiate football game was played. The game was played in the snows of North Carolina, two...

  • Sat, 1894-01-27

    *Fritz Pollard was born on this date in 1894. He was the first African American coach in the National Football League.

    Frederick Douglas...

  • Mon, 1895-08-05

    *Theodore “Tiger” Flowers was born on this date in 1895. He was an African American boxer.

    Nicknamed The Georgia Deacon, he was from...

  • Wed, 1896-10-14

    Oscar Charleston was born on this date in 1896. He was an African American baseball player and manager who was considered by many to be the best...

  • Tue, 1897-07-27

    The birth of William J. Powell in 1897 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American aviator and businessman.

    From Henderson,...

  • Tue, 1897-09-21

    The birth of Hubert Julian in 1897 is marked on this date. He was an African-American aviation pioneer, and businessperson.

    Born in...

  • Sun, 1898-01-23

    *On this date in 1898 we celebrate the birth of Ora Mae Washington. She was an African American tennis player.

    Born in Philadelphia, she...

  • Thu, 1899-10-26

    William Julius ("Judy") Johnson was born on this date in 1899. He was an African American Negro League baseball player.

    Born in Snow...

  • Sun, 1899-11-05

    James Banning was born on this date in 1899. He was an African American aviator.

    He was born in Oklahoma, the son of Riley and Cora...

  • Tue, 1900-08-07

    *Maceo "Breed" Breedlove was born on this date in 1900. He was an African American Negro League baseball player.

    Breedlove grew up in...

  • Sat, 1900-08-11

    *On this date in 1900 the Waseca, Minnesota amateur baseball team won the Minnesota title with a 9-2 win over Saint Paul. Sponsored by Waseca’s...

  • Wed, 1901-02-20

    *The birth of Frank Duncan in 1901 is celebrated on this date. He was an African-American baseball player and manager in the Negro Leagues....

  • Sat, 1901-03-02

    *George Suttles was born on this date in 1901. He was an African American baseball player in the Negro Leagues.

    From Brockton, Louisiana...