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Today in Black History: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player in the major leagues, signed his historic contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1945. Robinson was then sent to their Montreal Royals farm club to play in the International League  Click Here to purchase your copy of “Who Was Jackie Robinson?” by Gail Herman

 
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Today in Black History: James A. Bland

James A. Bland, writer of over 600 songs including “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,” Virginia’s state song as of 1940, was born in Flushing, NY, on this date in 1854.  Click Here to purchase your copy of “St. James Infirmary” by Bobby Bland

 
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20 Black Child Prodigies #3

  Ginger Howard Ginger Howard from Philadelphia, is an American professional golfer on the Symetra Tour. At 17, she was the youngest African-American to turn professional and win her first debut tournament. She is the first African-American to earn a spot in the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team. source: wikipedia  

 
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