Goddess morning Royals 👑. First, give praise and worship to the all High.
Martin Delany – May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885
- Abolitionist, journalist, physician, writer, and arguably the first proponent of Black Nationalism.
- Led the Vigilance Committee that helped relocate fugitive slaves.
- Joined integrated militia to help defend the Black community against white mob attacks.
- Founded, The Mystery, the first African-American newspaper published West of the Allegheny Mountains.
- One of three, first Black men to re-enroll in Harvard Medical College, in 1850.
- Commission as major, and first African-American field officer in the United States Army, during American Civil War.
Rube Foster – September 17, 1879 – December 9, 1930
- American baseball player, manager, and pioneer executive in the Negro leagues.
- Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
- Best African-American pitcher of the first decade of the 1900s.
- Organized the Negro National League (NNL), first long-lasting professional league for African-American ballplayers.
- Founded and managed the Chicago American Giants, one of the most successful Black baseball teams.
- NNL played an exciting brand of baseball that kept the fans entertained. Their talent fueled the resurgence of the white-owned MLB, Major League Baseball.
- However, instead of NNL teams being considered into MLB and their owners getting to keep the teams, they were raided and picked apart for the best of their talent, a point illustrated in William C. Rhoden’s book “$40 Million Dollar Slaves”.
Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove