Thursday, May 5, 2011

Today In Black History

1865*

Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. , Born


1905*

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


1969*

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


1975*

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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