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James Winkfield

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James Winkfield, byname Jimmy Winkfield, (born April 12, 1882, Chilesburg, Kentucky, U.S.—died March 23, 1974, near Paris, France), American jockey, the last African American to...
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Kittie T. Knox

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In a previously unmarked grave on Vesper Path lie the remains of Kittie T. Knox, born in 1874. Knox’s mother, Katherine Towle, was a white...
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Frank Robinson

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Baseball player Frank Robinson was the first African-American manager of a major league team. In 1982, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame....
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Lovie Smith

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In 2004 Lovie Smith became the first African-American coach ever to lead the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Three years later he...
Sports

Hugh O. Cook – Football Squad

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1873 – 1949. Hugh O. Cook, the longest-serving principal of Lincoln High School in Kansas City, Missouri, was born in Washington D.C., graduated from Cornell...
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Ray Dandridge

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There has never been a more masterful third baseman than Ray Dandridge. Relaxed, smooth as silk, and possessing a great pair of hands with a...
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Kansas City Monarchs

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Owned by J.L. Wilkinson, a white businessman, the Monarchs were one of the best known and most successful black teams. The Monarchs captured a total...
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Willie Wells

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The best shortstop in black baseball during the 1930s and early 1940s, Wells was outstanding both in the field and at the plate. Possessing good...
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Hurley McNair

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A solid hitter batting in the heart of the Kansas City Monarchs‘ batting order, he recorded averages of .312, .306, .375, 354, .311, .360, .280,...