On This Day In Black History: February 3

February 3, 2017

No Comments

BHM 17

1948; Laura Wheeler Waring, portrait painter and illustrator dies.

 

1920; The Negro Baseball League founded.

 

1964; School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.

 

1989; Tennis professional Lori McNeil defeated Chris Evert in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

 

1989; Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the National League. He is the first African American to head a major sports league.