This Day in Black History

 

 

 

 

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prince-purple-rainOur History is important to us. It grounds who we are, defines our culture and unifies a unique people. The celebration and remembrance of our history reminds us of our excellence, heritage and power.
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  • 1947

    Joshua "Josh" Gibson

    (December 21, 1911 - January 20, 1947)

    Gibson was born in 1911, in Buena Vista, GA. Gibson played as a catcher in the Negro league. Some fans called Gibson the "Black Babe Ruth", others called Babe Ruth the "white Josh Gibson".  Josh died in 1947 of a brain tumor at the age of 35, three months before Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in the major leagues. Gibson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

  • 2009

    Inauguration Day 2008

    Barack Hussein Obama II (b. August 4, 1961)

    On this day in 2009, the first African-American president of the United States was inaugurated. On this day, the 44th president of the United States commenced a four year term. Ceremonies celebrating the momentous event followed the swearing in ceremony in Washington, D.C.
  • 2016

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