African American History: Sports

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Marshall "Major" Taylor was the first African American professional cyclist. Born in 1878, Major Taylor's professional racing career spanned 13 years and included the world one-mile track cycling championship in 1899. He remained committed to his passion in the face of adversity and continues to be a source of inspiration to all athletes and the inspiration for our Major Taylor Project.
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Satchel Paige in his rocking chair, ca. 1952
Satchel Paige in his rocking chair, ca. 1952 St. Louis Browns pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige relaxing in his bullpen rocking chair during a game. Photograph, ca. 1952. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints. Sports. N22475.
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Marshall 'Major' Taylor The great 1899 World champion of the 1 mile sprint.
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Ora Washington- This tennis star of the late 1920s and early '30s was Venus and Serena rolled into one. The Philadelphia native was the first Queen of Tennis: She was the undefeated women's singles champion of the American Tennis Association from 1929 to 1935. Also a star center for the Philadelphia Tribunes and the Germantown Hornets basketball teams, Washington was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Jackie Robinson West making Chicago proud! What wonderful uplifting news for young black Americans after the horrifying events in Ferguson. It is also great for a story about Chicago youths not to be about gun crime and gangs.
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The FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER, Charles W. Follis (holding ball), born February 3, 1879, in Cloverdale, Virginia. He attended Wooster High School and helped establish the first varsity football team, playing right halfback and team captain. In 1901, he entered the College of Wooster. Rather than playing football for the college, he played for the town’s amateur football team – where he earned the nickname of the “BLACK CYCLONE FROM WOOSTER.”
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Milt Campbell (1933-2012) - Find a Grave Memorial
Milt Campbell (1933 - 2012)US Olympic Athlete, Professional Football Player. He earned the distinction as being the first African-American athlete to capture a gold medal in the decathlon during the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne.
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Norton,Foreman,Holmes, Frazier & Ali ~
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Willie Thrower | 1st Black Professional Quaterback for the Chicago Bears 1953
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Ginger Howard: Youngest Black Female Golfer to Turn Pro
Ginger Howard: Youngest Black Female Golfer - has become a member of the LPGA at the right age of 17, the youngest ever. You may soon become well-acquainted with the million-dollar smile & formidable style that has been lighting up the ranks. Ginger follows other notable black golfers such as, tennis great Althea Gibson was the first black female to play on tour. Gibson broke through in 1963 and played in 171 tournaments until 1971.
René Lacoste (1904-1996), winner of 7 major tennis titles and nicknamed the "crocodile" by his friends, developed the first tennis ball machine and the first metal racket, and began a little clothing line in 1933-black history archives Tennis Ball Machine, René Lacoste, Jean Reno, Polo Lacoste, Jeanne Lanvin, Rei Kawakubo, Tennis Shirts, Tennis Player
René Lacoste
René Lacoste (1904-1996), winner of 7 major tennis titles and nicknamed the "crocodile" by his friends, developed the first tennis ball machine and the first metal racket, and began a little clothing line in 1933-black history archives
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Darrell Wallace Jr!!! (He's the first black driver to win on NASCAR's national level since 1963.)
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Marshall "Major" Taylor: The incredible story of the first African-American world champion
Marshall "Major" Taylor became the first African American bicycling champion. But his career started by accident.