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Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Althea Gibson ~ (tennis champion) becomes the first Black woman to win the women's Wimbledon singles championship

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Althea Gibson ~ (tennis champion) becomes the first Black athelete to win a US national tennis championship

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Althea Gibson ~ (tennis champion) wins the French Open, becoming the first Black tennis player to win a major tennis title

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Alvin Ailey ~ (choreographer) born

Posted by: default, on 10/21/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Amy Ashwood Garvey ~ (activist) is born in Antonio, Jamaica. She was the first wife of Marcus Garvey.

Posted by: default, on 12/30/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Amy E.J. Garvey ~ (Pan-Africanist, journalist, historian) is born in Kingston, Jamaica. She was the second wife of Marcus Garvey.

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Andrew "Rube" Foster ~ organizes The Negro Baseball League, the first Black baseball league

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Andrew Brimmer ~ is appointed the first Black person to serve on the Federal Reserve Board

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Andrew Hatcher ~ is named associate press secretary to President John F Kennedy, becoming the first Black press secretary

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Andrew J Beard ~ patents the jerry coupler, still used today to connect railroad cars

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Andrew Young ~ named Ambassador and Chief US Delegate to the United Nations

Posted by: default, on 8/12/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Angela Bassett ~ (actress) born in New York, New York

Posted by: default, on 8/14/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Angela Davis ~ (activist) named in a federal warrant issued in connected with George Jackson's attempted escape from San Quentin prison

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Angela Davis ~ (activist) born

Posted by: default, on 8/26/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Anita Bush ~ (actress and dancer) born in New York

Posted by: saafir, on 8/10/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Anna Cooper ~ the defender of equality for black women was born. In 1925, she also became the fourth African American to earn a Docto ...

Posted by: default, on 2/1/2008, in category "People"

On this date: Anne Spencer ~ (poet) is born in Henry County, Virginia

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Antoine "Fats" Domino ~ (singer) born

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Aretha Franklin ~ (singer) born

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Arna W Bontemps ~ (noted poet) born

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Arthur Ashe ~ (first Black male to win Wimbledon) born

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Arthur Ashe ~ (first Black male to win Wimbledon) is denied entry to compete on the US Team for the South African Open tennis champion ...

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Arthur Ashe ~ (tennis champion) wins the men's Wimbledon singles championship

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Arthur Ashe ~ (first Black male to win Wimbledon) inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Posted by: default, on 7/29/2007, in category "People"

On this date: Arthur Ashe ~ (first Black male to win Wimbledon) becomes first Black person named to the US Davis Cup team
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