Hubert G. (H. Rap) Brown, writer, activist, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Chairman, was born in Baton Rouge, LA, on this date in 1943. Brown has changed his name to Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. Click Here to purchase your copy of “Die Nigger Die!: A Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah al-Amin” by H. Rap Brown
One of baseball’s premier pitchers; won 1997 NL Cy Young award with Montreal; traded to Boston Red Sox in Nov. 1997; 2-time AL Cy Young Award winner with Boston (1999,2000); went to N.Y. Mets in 2005.