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Meet The First Ever African American Head Coach In NFL History

In 1920, Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard became one of the first two African American players in the NFL. The team he played for was called the Akron Pros, and in 1921, he became the team's head coach - making him the first African American head coach in NFL history.

Posted: Friday Apr 3, 2020

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Meet the First Ever African American Head Coach in NFL History

Posted: (4 days ago) In 1920, Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard became one of the first two African American players in the NFL. The team he played for was called the Akron Pros, and in 1921, he became the team's head coach - making him the first African American head coach in NFL history.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Arrested 29 Times For ...

Posted: (4 days ago) Everybody who knows who Martin Luther King, Jr. is and what he did as a civil rights hero to contribute to freedom and equality for African Americans. But few people know that MLK was arrested almost 30 times fighting for what he believed in. His 'crimes' varied, and his arrests took place in various different cities in the south.

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Did Colonel Sanders Steal His KFC Recipe From a Black ...

Posted: (4 days ago) For decades, there has been an ongoing controversial discussion about the origins of the famous Kentucky Fried Chicken original recipe. The controversy is whether or not the recipe that made KFC founder Colonel Harland David Sanders a wealthy billionaire was stolen from a Black woman named Miss Childress.

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Black Kings (and Queens) Ruled Europe For Almost 700 Years

Posted: (4 days ago) History confirms that the Moors ruled in Europe -- primarily Spain and Portugal -- for almost 700 years. They were known for their influence in European culture, but not many people know that the Moors were actually Europeans of African descent.

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What Ever Happened to Tammi Terrell? - Black History Month

Posted: (4 days ago) Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, best known as Tammi Terrell, was a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s. She was born on April 29, 1945 in Philadelphia. From an early age she struggled. Her mother was mentally ill and she was raped at the age of 11. At an early age, she also started to suffer from migraine headaches.

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10 Notable Things Bill Cosby Accomplished in His Life ...

Posted: (8 days ago) For a period of more than fifty years, Bill Cosby was in the forefront of the entertainment industry in America and throughout the world. His genius in the field of comedy is undeniable. He was also involved in numerous charities throughout his lifetime.

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First Black-Owned Company to Go Public on the Stock Market

Posted: (4 days ago) Johnson Products, which manufactured a popular line of hair care and cosmetic products, was the first company owned by African American entrepreneurs to be listed on the American Stock Exchange. Founded in 1954 by husband and wife team, George and Joan Johnson, the company officially went public in 1971.

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Meet the Black Jockeys Who Helped Create the Kentucky Derby

Posted: (6 days ago) After the Civil War, most horse trainers, grooms, and jockeys were Black men. In fact, of the 28 winning jockeys of the first Kentucky Derby, 15 of them were African American.

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This Former Slave Was Making Cars More Than 100 Years Ago!

Posted: (6 days ago) Henry Ford is definitely the father of the American automobile industry, but many people don’t realize that one of the first manufacturers of automobiles in America was also a former slave named Charles Richard Patterson from Ohio.

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The Truth About Black People and Country Music — We ...

Posted: (5 days ago) The global success of rapper Lil Nas X's hip hop country song "Old Town Road" should not be a surprise to anyone. According to The True Origins of Country Music, a very powerful TED Talk by vocalist/ historian Queen Esther, not only is country music rooted in Black culture, but it also originated with blues music and West African music traditions. ...

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