Ernest “Ernie” Banks (1931-2015)

Image Courtesy of Dave’s Dougout, Inc. Ernest “Ernie” Banks was the first African American baseball player for the Chicago (Illinois) Cubs and the first African American manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). Banks earned the nickname “Mr. Cub” while playing shortstop and first base from … Read MoreErnest “Ernie” Banks (1931-2015)

Homestead Grays (1912-1950)

Homestead Grays was one of the most successful of the professional Negro League baseball teams. They won ten Negro National League Titles (1937-1945, 1948) and three Negro League World Series Titles (1943-1944, 1948), where they played the champion of the Negro American League. The team was … Read MoreHomestead Grays (1912-1950)

Charles B. Ray (1807-1886)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Charles Bennett Ray journalist, clergyman, and abolitionist was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts on December 25, 1807. He attended school in his hometown, and then in the 1830s he was given the opportunity by abolitionists to attend Wesleyan Seminary in Wilbraham, Massachusetts … Read MoreCharles B. Ray (1807-1886)