Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

1. In 1804,  York, An African American, accompanies Lewis & Clarke on their expedition of the northwestern regions.

2. In 1885, Erskine Henderson wins the Kentucky Derby on a horse trained by Alex Perry.

3. In 1961,  Bus with first group of Freedom Riders bombed and burned by segregationists outside Anniston, Alabama. Group was attacked in Anniston and Birmingham.

4. In 1963,  19 year old Arthur Ashe (2 months before his 20th birthday) becomes the first African American to make the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.

5. In 1969,  John B. McLendon becomes the first African American coach in the ABA when he signs a two year contract with the Denver Nuggets.

6. In 1970, Two students killed by officers at Jackson State University (Miss.).

7. In 1985,  Philadelphia police, with the blessing of Black Mayor Wilson Goode, drops an  explosive device on the home and headquarters of Black MOVE organization. Eleven people, including five children, were killed and 61 homes were engulfed in the fire.

8. In 1986,  Reggie Jackson hits his 537th home run passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place of all time home run hitters.

9. In 1989,  Kirby Puckett becomes the first professional baseball player since 1948 to hit 6 consecutive doubles.

10. In 1995,  Myrlie Evers-Williams (widow of Medgar Evers) sworn in as NAACP Chairperson in D.C.


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