Thursday, May 5, 2011

Today In Black History


Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. , Born


Robert Sengstacke Abbott founds the Chicago Defender calling it "The World's Greatest Weekly"


Moneta Sleet becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of 
Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her daughter at her husband's funeral


In May of 1975, Aaron also surpassed Ruth's RBI mark. 
He finished his career with 755 home runs and over 2200 RBIs; both records still stand today. Aaron was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982. He currently works in the front office for the Atlanta Braves and has a street named in his honor adjacent to the Braves' new stadium.

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