He won five Grey Cups, and is notable for helping to erase the prejudice within the world of sports that black quarterbacks could not succeed in professional football.
In a 1965 speech, King stated, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."
On this day in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and folklorist, was born. She is seen as one of the most important black writers in American history.
In 1775, General George Washington prohibited recruiters from enlisting African Americans into the Patriot Army. However, African Americans served in some units and some segregated divisions were formed.
Born in Virginia, Lloyd attended West Virginia state. He was selected in the 9th round NBA draft.
He strongly advocated for aid to the freed slaves to enable them to take their full place in American society.
The U.S. delegation to the UN, which included NAACP board member Eleanor Roosevelt, refused to introduce the petition.
The turnaround came ten years after the commission had filed a complaint that African Americans, Latinos, other minorities, and women were being unfairly treated.
In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.
Turner often conducted Baptist services, preaching the Bible to his fellow slaves, who dubbed him "The Prophet."