Category: Black History Month

Black History Month Feb. 5 : Fritz Pollard, 1st NFL Black Head Coach

Brown University halfback Fritz Pollard became one of the first two African-American NFL football players, helping to lead the Akron Pros to the championship in 1920. He became the co-head coach for the team in 1921, making him the first…

Black History Month: Feb. 4, 2017 – Black Cowboys

Although the most famous cowboys of the old west were white men like Roy Rogers and Billy the Kid, one in four of America’s cowboys were African-American. Many of the slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries were familiar with…

Black History Feb. 3: Hiram Rhodes Revels

Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American ever elected to the United States Senate. He represented the state of Mississippi from February 1870 to March 1871. Revels resigned from the Senate after a year to accept the presidency of…