Today in Black History – 02/09/20

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Alice Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of “The Color Purple”, was born in Eatontown, GA, on this date in 1944.

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date in 1971.  Paige became the first player from the Negro League to receive this honor.

Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. became the first Black astronaut to take a spacewalk on this date in 1995.

Image courtesy of Google.  Info courtesy of Yenoba.com


1 Response to “Today in Black History – 02/09/20”


  1. 1 lwc February 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    You gave me a name I didn’t know: Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr, the first black astronaut to take a spacewalk.

    Thanks, unc !


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