Category : Sports

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The Chicago Union Giants

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The Chicago Union Giants were originally founded in 1887 by partners Frank Leland and W. S. Peters. Each man then operated a Chicago Giants team...
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John Woodruff

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John Woodruff was one of several African-American athletes who won gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Sometimes referred to as...
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Harry Wills

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Harry Wills was a victim of the time in which he boxed. Like many other black heavyweights in the post-Jack Johnson era before World War...
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Joe Gans

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Joe Gans, by name of Joseph Gaines, (born November 25, 1874, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died August 10, 1910, Baltimore), American professional boxer, known as the Old...
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New York Renaissance ‘Rens’

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The New York Rens were the first all-black fully professional African-American-owned basketball team, formed in Harlem in 1923. That year, basketball manager Robert “Bob” Douglas...
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John Henry Lloyd

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Generally considered to be one of the top shortstops in Negro League history, Pop Lloyd enjoyed a 25-year career in which he regularly batted well...