He declined, opting to attend Creighton University in Omaha which extended him a scholarship to play basketball. Olmstead, ed., African American Sports Greats: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995); John C.He would become Creighton’s first African American athlete to play both varsity basketball and baseball. Skipper, "Robert Gibson" in A Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame (Jefferson, NC: Mc Farland, 2000); Tim Wendel, Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball-- and America—Forever (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2012).
Scholar and civil rights activist Julius Lester was born January 27, 1939 in St. Lester spent much of his childhood in Missouri, where in the 1940s and 1950s he dealt with southern attitudes about race and segregation before and during the Civil Rights movement.
In 1960 Lester graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in English. At a young adult Hickman worked near Boone as a rail splitter.
However, the school board decided to choose a white student who was the runner up with a slightly lower grade point average to be the valedictorian instead.
In response Nelson’s mother contacted a local law firm and sued the school.
Famous Major League baseball pitcher Robert “Bob” Gibson was Pack and Victoria Gibson’s seventh child born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. Young Gibson suffered with asthma, pneumonia, rickets, hay fever, and a rheumatic heart.
He and his family lived in a four bedroom dilapidated frame house in North Omaha and later moved to a segregated government housing project.Afin de vous fournir la meilleure expérience possible, nous utilisons des cookies et d'autres technologies similaires dans un but de performance, de statistiques, de personnalisation, de publicité et pour aider le site à fonctionner. Certaines des technologies que nous utilisons sont nécessaires au fonctionnement d'éléments essentiels tels que la sécurité et l'intégrité du site, l'authentification du compte, les préférences de sécurité et de confidentialité, les données concernant l'utilisation interne du site et la maintenance, et enfin, pour qu'il soit possible de parcourir correctement le site et d'y effectuer des transactions. Vous pouvez modifier vos préférences à tout moment dans vos paramètres de confidentialité.Matthews’s mother was the bi-racial slave daughter of a Frenchman, but she eventually gained her freedom when her father passed away.In 1840 thirteen-year-old Matthews moved to Baltimore and labored as a sailor until he acquired a commercial ship of his own in 1854, which he sailed on both Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River.His achievements during this time include the establishment of Missouri’s Hate Crimes Law and the enactment of the Youth Opportunities and Violence Prevention Act; which created Youthbuild, a job training program for young adults.