A Moment in Time pt.5

Updated: February 27, 2013


  1. On November 28, 1961, Ernie Davis became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
  2. On February 21, 1965, Malcom X was assassinated in Manhattan, New York.
  3. On February 13, 1923, The Renaissance, became the first Black pro basketball team.
  4. On November 10, 1960, Andrew Hatcher became the first Black associate press secretary.
  5. On December 17, 1991, Michael Jordan was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.
  6. On March 16, 1827, the Freedom’s Journal became the first Black newspaper in the United States.
  7. On March 28, 1799, the state of New York abolished slavery.
  8. On February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison after 27 years.
  9. On February 29, football player and actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith was born in Orange, Texas.
  10. On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game.


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