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A Salute to Black History

Understanding Wisdom And FOREVER Appreciating The Past

Email:  Dr. Alice Tyler Milton


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Below, right, and left are links that will enrich your knowledge of the past and present selfless contributions made by just a FEW of our MANY great African Americans. As you read the wealth of information on the pages, think about how our world would be today without the selfless contributions and what we have learned from the good and the bad. Also, recognize the unbending focus and intensity of their efforts despite repeated rejections and unfulfilled expectations.


We must continue to remember and respect our heritage (even though one might not agree with the actions of some--it is still history) by never saying good-bye to yesterday, for we are still standing on their shoulders—yesterday made our present possible.  Appreciate OUR Past . . .

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 - Joe Louis
 - Marshall Taylor
 - Earl Lloyd
 - Laila Ali
 - Bill Russell
 - Serena Williams
 - Venus Williams
 - Arthur Ashe
 - Willie Mays
 - Ernie Davis
 - Donn Clendenon
 - Tiger Woods
 - Marion Jones
 - Jackie Robinson
 - Michael Jordan
 - Willie O'Ree

Emmette Bryant Jerry Rice Bob Hayes Shani Davis
Bo Jackson Alice Coachman Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wilt Chamberlain
James "Cool Papa" Bell Julius Erving Sugar Ray Robinson Barry Sanders
Lou Brock Josh Gibson Magic Johnson Barry Bonds
Roy Campanella Ken Griffey, Jr. Carl Lewis Briana Scurry
Rod Carew Tony Gwynn Tiger Woods Vonetta Flowers
Cecil Fielder Curt Flood Janet Moreau Debi Thomas
Reggie Jackson Cito Gaston Mae Faggs Dominique Dawes
Derek Jeter Bob Gibson Lawrence Taylor Maritza Correia
Judy Johnson Willie McCovey Catherine Hardy Lisa Leslie
Buck Leonard Rickey Henderson Jackie Joyner Kersee Bob Beamon
Fritz Pollard Eddie Murray Albert Belle Jack Johnson
Althea Gibson Herman Boone Oliver Lewis George Dixon
Wilma Rudolph Jarome Iginla Mike Tomlin George Poage
Florence Joyner Larry Doby Joe Gans Ray Kemp
Don Alvin Clendenon William H. Lewis Andrew Rube Foster Tiger Flowers
Sachtel Paige Josh Gibson Oscar Robertson Jersey Walcott
Ernie Davis Doug Williams Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe Cheryl Miiller
Charlie Sifford Wendell Scott Audrey Patterson Buddy Young
Rubin Carter Jerome Holland Donna Richardson Joyner Dennis Mitchell
Dave Winfield Carmelo Anthony Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Henry Armstrong
Mo Vaughn Charles Barkley Kevin Durant Muhammed Ali
Bill White Elgin Baylor Sonny Liston John Thompson
Deion Sanders Manute Bol Archie Moore Dwyane Wade
Kirby Puckett Kobe Bryant Michael Moorer Willis Reed
Frank Thomas Don Barksdale Lenny Wilkens Rafer Johnson
Willie Stargell Cam Newton Ralph Boston Leon Spinks
Lee Smith Scottie Pippen Valerie Brisco-Hooks Mike Tyson
Shaquille O'Neil Jason Kidd Leroy Burrell Jersey Joe Walcott
Steve McNair Moses Malone Lee Calhoun Pernell Whitaker
Karl Malone Hakeem Olajuwon Milt Campbell Buck Buchanan
Dominique Wilkins Latrell Sprewell Gail Devers Earl Campbell
LeBron James Charlie Ward Joe Greene Cris Carter
Dennis Johnson Evander Holyfield Warren Moon Ernie Davis
Dennis Rodman John Woodruff Alan Page Michael Johnson
George Gervin Roy Jones, Jr. Gene Upshaw William DeHart Hubbard
Patrick Ewing George Foreman Fred Williamson Franco Harris
Fritz Pollard James Douglas Ralph Boston Archie Griffin
Walter Payton Eddie Robinson Lynn Swann Wyomia Tyus
Deacon Jones Deion Sanders Mike Powell DaMarcus Beasley
Evelyn Ashford O. J. Simpson Butch Reynolds Freddy Adu
Roberto Clemente Emmitt Smith Calvin Peete Edwin Moses
Harrison Dillard Tony Dorsett Lee Elder Reggie White
Herschel Walker Frank Robinson Marion Motley Bob Beamon


African Americans and the Olympics



James Cleveland "Jessie" Owens
Owens was in the 1936 Olympics and was an American track and field
athlete who specialized in the sprints and long jump . . . READ MORE
John Woodruff
Woodruff was in the 1936 Olympics and was the favorite
in the Olympic 800 metre . . . READ MORE

Mack  Robinson
Mack Robinson was in the 1936 Olympics and set the world record
for broad.  He is the brother of Jackie Robinson . . . READ MORE


Gabrielle Douglas - 2012


Clergyman Leon Suenens said it best . . . "Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true." Gabrielle’s mother (Natalie Hawkins) had a dream for Gabby in which she sacrificed so her daughter’s dreams would become a reality—to sacrifice is to love. Congrats to our “Gabby” for being the first African-American to win the women’s gymnastics all-around gold medalist.





African American Female Athletes


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1968 Olympics Black Power Salute




Then                                                  Now




First Two Black NFL Coaches To Compete At The Super Bowl



Lovie Smith - Chicago Bears


Tony Dungy - Indianapolis Colts

Winner of 2007 Super Bowl

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Vincent "Bo" Jackson-- Was the First Athlete to be Named ALL-STAR in

Two Major American Sports and Won the Heisman Trophy in 1985


(Auburn University (War Eagle! - Alabama)

Bo Jackson Autographs for Troops in SW Asia Feb 1, 2004.jpg


Cameron "Cam" Newton--Led His Team to the BCS Crown January 10, 2011

American Sports and Won the Heisman Trophy in 2010


(Auburn University (War Eagle! - Alabama)


Mark Ingram - First Heisman Winner for the Crimson Tide, set a single-season

rushing record with 1, 658 yards, was voted to the AP All-America first-team,

and helped lead the Tide to an undefeated 14–0 season including a victory

in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game


University of Alabama (Roll Tide! - Alabama)


The Black Tennis Foundation



Ozzie Smith

Overview of Ozzie Smith

Click Here for Hall of Fame Photos



Vonetta Flowers

The First African American Female to Win A Gold Medal in the Winter Olympics