365 Black History: September 15 – 16th Street Church Bombing, Ali Makes Millions, Hearns Is First to Accomplish This, & More

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The 365 Black History serious is designed to give our community a chance to learn and appreciate the achievement, struggles and experience of our ancestors, inventors, business people, scientific, educators, children and more.

On September 15 in Black History

1830 – First National Negro Convention held in Philadelphia, PA

1852 – Inventor Jan E. Matzeliger, born

1943 – Paul Robeson, actor and activist, portrays Othello for the 296th time at New York City’s Shubert Theater.

1945 – Jessye Norman: Opera signer, born.

1963 – 16th street baptist church bombing

1978 – Muhammad Ali becomes first, Black fighter to make $5 million dollar gate.

Ali achieve this financial windfall in the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana while setting another first. Ali won a 13 round unanimous decision and became the first to win the heavyweight title three times.

1987 – Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns becomes the first Black man to win boxing titles in five different weight classes.

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Our history has a long, glorious and bright light that has shown since the dawn of time. However, it has long been hidden from us as if we were blind.

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Now is the time to come together and consciously grow our understanding of our ancestors, culture, history and place in this world. The only way we can do this tie the knot of our past with our present to create the future we all desire.

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