This Day In Black History: September 12

Olympic gold medalist, James “Jesse Cleveland Owens was born in Lawrence County, Alabama. Source: http://blackhistorydaily.com/black_history/jesse_owens.html

This Day In Black History: September 8

Althea Gibson became the first African-American woman to win a US national tennis championship. Source: https://blackthen.com/%E2%80%8Bseptember-8-1957-althea-gibson-makes-tennis-history/

This Day In Black History: September 1

Hall of fame basketball player, Guy William Rodgers, was born. Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-912014

This Day In Black History: August 10

Carl Lewis duplicated Jesse Owens’ Olympic record of earning four gold medals at the games in Los Angeles. Source: https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2013/08/10/this-day-in-black-history-august-10-1984.html

This Day In Black History: August 2

  Gabrielle Douglas won an Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics Source: https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2013/08/02/this-day-in-black-history-august-2-2012.html

This Day In Black History: July 29

American professional tennis integrates for the first time. Source: https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2013/07/29/this-day-in-black-history-july-29-1940.html

This Day In Black History: July 20

Melvin Joe Daniels, hall of fame baseball player, is born. Source: https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/today-in-black-history-7202014