This Week In Black History

April 7, 2022

April 7, 1885

Granville T. Woods patents apparatus for transmission of messages by electricity.

April 8, 1974 

Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hits 715 home run, surpassing Babe Ruth as the game’s all-time home-run leader.

April 9, 1898

Paul Robeson, actor, singer, activist, born.

April 10, 1947 

Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson becomes first African American to play major league baseball.

April 11, 1966 

Emmett Ashford becomes first Black umpire in the major leagues.

April 12, 1983 

Harold Washington becomes first African American mayor of Chicago.

April 13, 1950 

Historian Carter G. Woodson, author of The Miseducation of the Negro, died.

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