Selected Black Facts for January 31Selected Black Facts for January 319EC8DCF6-C843-4bb9-8B62-F3B27057CBE1Copyright © 1997-2009 Blackfacts.com2015-01-31T00:00:00-05:00http://www.blackfacts.com/images/Blackfacts-Logo.pngCommuniversal RSS Generator272http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/a50f8d76-0d6d-4f7b-a659-303c701c8f55Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams2015-02-01T00:28:13ZWashington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, the first African American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl game, is named MVP in Super Bowl XXII.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/b48763a3-26af-4921-b467-7ecf83aebbdbJames Baldwin's influential collection of essays2015-02-01T00:28:13ZJames Baldwin's influential collection of essays The Fire Next Time is published.
Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/d6f3f83d-0d45-4e5c-9444-ebda53d088f8First Black to Command U.S. Warship2015-02-01T00:28:13ZSamuel L Gravely becomes first Black person to command a U.S. warship.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/b7e70c5f-e55e-44b3-8906-8d163f55a9efEtta Moten sings for President2015-02-01T00:28:13ZEtta Moten sings for President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at a White House Dinner. It is the first time an African American actress performs at the White House.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/5b7f9cf1-1ed8-4969-9232-3419cc0fb67fBaseball star Ernie Banks born2015-02-01T00:28:13ZBaseball great Ernie Banks, former Chicago Cub star, was born in Dallas, TX. Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/178ea5c5-9ade-4267-a96e-3a30f470f64aPhi Beta Sigma Fraternity, founded at Howard2015-02-01T00:28:13ZPhi Beta Sigma Fraternity, founded at Howard University in 1920, incorporated.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/5c7624d6-a77b-46a2-b9cf-4d56e16a1086Jackie Robinson - the first African American to play major league baseball is bo2015-02-01T00:28:13ZJackie Robinson - the first African American to play major league baseball is born.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/d768f93b-aa07-450f-9ad4-78eb6abe39beBaseball Great Jackie Robinson born2015-02-01T00:28:13ZIn Cairo, Georgia on this date baseball great Jackie Robinson was born. The fifth African American to play major league baseball with a white team, Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, ending five decades of segregated baseball. At the time of his retirement in October 1972, Robinson is believed to have been t...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/0a21dc96-b60c-41b0-a3f6-51f26ef499c2Boxer Jersey Joe Walcott born2015-02-01T00:28:13ZBoxer Jersey Joe Walcott was born Arnold Raymond Cream in Merchantville, New Jersey. Walcott won the World Heavyweight Championship from Ezzard Charles, whom he knocked out in the 7th round of their 1951 title bout in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Walcott had 69 professional fights. He won 30 of them by knock-out and was e...Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.comhttp://www.blackfacts.com/fact/cfb7b44b-51a0-4602-8225-d973aa4a4c39Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on2015-02-01T00:28:13ZCongress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on ratification, abolished slavery in America. The vote in the House was 121 to 24.Copyright © 1997-2011 Blackfacts.com