Category : Sports

Sports

Reece “Goose” Tatum

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Reece “Goose” Tatum excelled at two sports, baseball and basketball, but is most famous for his basketball career with the Harlem Globetrotters. Known as “Goose”...
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Emma Reed Wright

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Emma Reed (Wright) was born on May 30, 1925, on the family farm in rural Redwood, Mississippi to parents Sallie and Smith Reed. She grew...
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Herbert Alphonso Dixon

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Herbert Alphonso Dixon was a Negro Baseball League (NBL) baseball outfielder. Nicknamed “Rap,” Dixon was born on September 15, 1902, in Kingston, Georgia to John...
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Fred “Curly” Neal

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Fred “Curly” Neal was a basketball legend for the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters and became a global icon while representing the sport around the world. During...
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Ted Rhodes

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Ted Rhodes, recognized as the first African American professional golfer, grew up in Nashville. Immediately after becoming the first person of color to win the...
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Mal Whitfield

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Mal Whitfield was one of the heroes of American track and field during the 1940s and 1950s, winning three gold medals, a silver, and a...