Black History Facts

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”.

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