Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Mon, 1915-07-05

    John Youie Woodruff was born on this date in 1915. He was an African American athlete and winner of the 800 metre run at the 1936 Summer...

  • Sat, 1916-07-22

    On this date in 1916 we celebrate the founding of The American Tennis Association (ATA), the first Black sports organization in the United States...

  • Sat, 1916-10-14

    On this date in 1916, Paul Robeson was excluded from the Rutgers football team. Robeson was one of their best players, but Washington and Lee...

  • Tue, 1916-11-14

    On this date we mark the birth of Mabel Fairbanks, an African American figure skater, in 1916.

    She was born in New York City. As a young...

  • Fri, 1919-01-31

    *Jackie Robinson was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American athlete, business executive, and civil rights leader.

    Born...

  • Thu, 1919-02-13

    *Eddie Robinson was born on this date 1919. He was an African-American Black college football coach.

    Edward Gay Robinson is from Jackson...

  • Sat, 1919-12-06

    *Jimmy Bivins was born on this date in 1919. He was an African American heavyweight boxer whose professional career ran from 1940 to 1955....

  • Tue, 1920-02-03

    *This date marks the anniversary of the Negro Baseball League. In 1886, the Southern League of Colored Base Ballists became the first Negro...

  • Fri, 1920-02-13

    *The first successful organized Negro League in baseball was established on this date in 1920. This occurred at a YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri...

  • Sat, 1920-06-05

    On this date in 1920, Marion Motley was born. He was an African American football player, who helped desegregate professional football in the...

  • Tue, 1921-05-03

    Sugar Ray Robinson was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American professional boxer, six times a world champion: once as a...

  • Sun, 1921-07-17

    *Toni Stone’s birth in 1921 is celebrated on this date. She was an African American professional baseball player.

    Born Marcenia Lyle...

  • Sun, 1921-08-28

    This date marks the birth of Wendell Scott in 1921. He was an African American racecar driver.

    Wendell Oliver Scott blended driving...

  • Sat, 1921-11-19

    On this date we mark the birth of Roy Campanella, an African American baseball player, in 1921.

    "Campy," as he was called, was from...

  • Fri, 1922-06-02

    *Charlie Sifford was born on this date in 1922. He was an African American professional golfer.

    Born in Charlotte, North Carolina,...

  • Fri, 1922-10-13

    *Nat Clifton was born on this date in 1922. He was an African American basketball player.

    Born in England, Arkansas, Clifton's and his...

  • Sun, 1923-07-08

    William Harrison Dillard was born on this date in 1923. He was an African American Olympic track and field athlete.

    When his hometown of...

  • Fri, 1923-11-09

    On this date we remember the birth of Alice Coachman in 1923. She was an African American athlete who was the first black woman to win an Olympic...

  • Thu, 1923-12-13

    *Larry Doby was born on this date in 1923. He was an African American baseball player.

    Born in Camden, South Carolina, Doby grew up in...

  • Fri, 1924-02-08

    *Joe Black was born on this date in 1924. He was an African American baseball player in the Negro Leagues and author.

    A native of...