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Muhammad Ali The WBA and the New York State Athletic Commission stripped Muhammad Ali of his World Heavyweight Boxing title for refusing to enter the Armed Forces on this date in 1967. ~ Born Cassius Marcellus Clay ~  Born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky ~ 1960  won the Amateur Athletic Union light heavyweight […]

Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson, educator, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, humanitarian, and founder of the United Negro College Fund, died on this date in 1988. ~ born on October 10, 1901. ~ Orphaned at age two. ~ Studied at Iowa State College ~ Taught veterinary science for four years at Virginia State College. ~ Married Catherine […]

Lee Elder won the Monsanto Open, becoming the first Black pro golfer to qualify for the Masters Golf Championship on this date in 1974. Senior Tour Victories 1984: Suntree Senior Classic, Hilton Head Seniors International 1985: Denver Post Championship, Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative, Digital Seniors Classic, Citizens Union Senior Golf Classic 1986: Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest […]

Archibald T.Carey,Jr. , lawyer,judge,politician,diplomat and clergy-man, and  the first Black to be appointed Chair of the President’s Committee on Government Employment Policy.Carey was appointed by President Dwight D.Eisenhower. He also served as an alternate delegate to the United Nations from 1953 to 1956.

The NAACP elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman Saturday, continuing a youth movement for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.  Roslyn M. Brock, 44, was chosen to succeed Julian Bond. She had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the NAACP for 25 years. Brock works for Bon Secours Health Systems in Maryland as vice president […]

VIA:  AltheaGibson.Com Born August 25, 1927 in Silver, SC, A right-hander, grew up in Harlem. Her family was poor, but she was fortunate in coming to the attention of Dr. Walter Johnson, a Lynchburg VA physician who was active in the black tennis community. He became her patron as he would later for Arthur Ashe, […]