As Black history Month lights our worlds on the horizon, we take another day out of our lives to peer into the archives of our predecessors. In this, we witness the greatness they birthed out of the blood, sweat and tears they produced. This is Today, in black History…
Jackie Robinson, The vanguard of African American Baseball players playing in white american leagues is born on this day in 1919. Famous for being the first African American baseball player to sign a contract to the major leagues. Robinson faced a lot of scrutiny and racism, but broke barriers that allowed many Blacks to follow in his foot steps and play in the majors.
Ernie Banks, American major league baseball player was born on this day in 1931.
The thirteenth amendment, which granted american slaves freedom was passed on this day in 1965 of a vote of 121 to 24. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”. Is the infamous line known to many of the public.
Terrance Howard receives a nomination for an Oscar nomination for ” best Actor” in the movie Hustle and Flow on this date in 2006.
Civil rights activist Reverend Benjamin Hooks was born on this day in 1925.