Selected Black Facts for April 25Selected Black Facts for April 259EC8DCF6-C843-4bb9-8B62-F3B27057CBE1Copyright © 1997-2009 Blackfacts.com2014-04-25T00:00:00-04:00http://www.blackfacts.com/images/Blackfacts-Logo.pngCommuniversal RSS Generator1328http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/d6366850-3932-4cc9-bc44-159ce0c9ae84Saxophonist Dexter Gordon dies2014-04-25T05:52:14ZSaxophonist Dexter Gordon, the last of the beboppers, died of kidney failure in Philadelphia.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/98dbcbe5-c201-479e-a9d1-4d4bee7fe659Major General Frederick E. Davidson2014-04-25T05:52:14ZMajor General Frederick E. Davidson first African American to lead an Army division
Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/06d66058-3dab-4ee7-90a7-5772eb8f3874Black and White Freedom Riders2014-04-25T05:52:14ZBlack and white Freedom Riders through the South test compliance with court decisions.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/8fc71446-f874-4836-8655-3c9ecbd4aa8dMemphis Federal Court Case2014-04-25T05:52:14ZConsent judgment in Memphis federal court ended restrictions barring voters in Fayette County, Tennessee. This was the first voting rights case under the Civil Rights Act.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/dd8ed86e-ed40-464c-b2a2-efdc9139ee93Charles "Chuck" Cooper2014-04-25T05:52:14ZCharles "Chuck" Cooper first African American ever drafted by an NBA team; picked by the Boston Celtics
Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/70cea7ff-2675-4849-a4ee-6cdb2e1eaa7dFirst Blacks in Baseball2014-04-25T05:52:14ZJackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first Black in the major leagues in modern times. Larry Doby joined the Cleveland Indians on July 6 and became the first Black in the American League. Three other Blacks played in the major leagues in 1947: Dan Bankhead, pitcher, Brooklyn Dodgers; Willard Bro...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/b0afe829-f809-403d-9d57-cb2129fe9377A mind is a terrible thing to waste.2014-04-25T05:52:14ZIn 1943, Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, president of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), wrote an open letter in the Pittsburgh Courier to the presidents of our nation’s private black colleges urging them to "pool their small monies and make a united appeal to the national conscience." His words would soon becom...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/339a003a-cfa1-476c-9abe-065473b3db8bElla Fitzgerald Born2014-04-25T05:52:14ZElla Fitzgerald, "First Lady of Song," born.
<IMG SRC=http://www.blackfacts.com/images/HistoricalFigures/ella_Fitzgerald2.jpg Align=”LEFT”> In 1934, an awkward sixteen-year-old girl made her singing debut at the Harlem Apollo Theatre amateur night in New York City. She intended to dance, but she lost her nerve when sh...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.com