Robert “Bob” Gibson (1935- )

Famous Major League baseball pitcher Robert “Bob” Gibson was Pack and Victoria Gibson’s seventh child born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. Pack died three months before Bob Gibson was born.  Young Gibson suffered with asthma, pneumonia, rickets, hay fever, and a rheumatic heart. He … Read MoreRobert “Bob” Gibson (1935- )

Peter Sexford Magubane (1932- )

Peter Magubane Being Prodded by South African Policeman Image Ownership: Public Domain Peter Magubane is a South African photojournalist best known for his photos that exposed that nation’s Apartheid injustice and humanitarian crisis to the west.  He was born outside Johannesburg, in Vrededorp, on January, … Read MorePeter Sexford Magubane (1932- )

New Orleans Massacre (1866)

The New Orleans Massacre, also known as the New Orleans Race Riot, occurred on July 30, 1866.  While the riot was typical of numerous racial conflicts during Reconstruction, this incident had special significance. It galvanized national opposition to the moderate Reconstruction policies of President Andrew … Read MoreNew Orleans Massacre (1866)

Robert Louis Johnson (1946 – )

Robert Louis Johnson, founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Black Entertainment Television (BET), is also the majority owner of the Charlotte (North Carolina) Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the first African American billionaire. He was born in Hickory, Mississippi in … Read MoreRobert Louis Johnson (1946 – )