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Marian Spencer, Civil Rights Pioneer and Alumna of University of Cincinnati, Honored with Building on Campus | Good Black News Spencer was born in 1920 in Gallipolis, Ohio. She lived with her grandfather who was a born a slave. As a child, she remembers watching the Ku Klux Klan parade in the street in front of her house.

Spencer was born in 1920 in Gallipolis, Ohio. She lived with her grandfather who was a born a slave. As a child, she remembers watching the Ku Klux Klan parade in the street in front of her house.

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First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn’t Jackie Robinson | Los Angeles Times Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His name was Moses Fleetwood Walker, and he was the first black baseball player in the major leagues.

Years ago, Palmer’s grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That’s my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His name was Moses Fleetwood Walker, and he was the first black baseball player in the major leagues.

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In 1950s Atlanta, Alfred ‘Tup’ Holmes Fought To End Segregation In Golf | WBUR "My dad used golfing as a life lesson," Michael Holmes says. "That you have to earn your way. That life is hard, that you have to work at it."

“My dad used golfing as a life lesson,” Michael Holmes says. “That you have to earn your way. That life is hard, that you have to work at it.”

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For Lena Johnson, fencing is mental and fun – New York Amsterdam News What would interest a young woman in participating in a sport that dates back to the early 1400s, and dates back to the 1700s as a competitive one? A sport that traces its roots to swordsmanship for duels and self-defense?

What would interest a young woman in participating in a sport that dates back to the early 1400s, and dates back to the 1700s as a competitive one? A sport that traces its roots to swordsmanship for duels and self-defense?

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Black Woman Set to Make Polo History in Top-Tier Event – Atlanta Black Star HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shariah Harris says the stares, the inappropriate comments and the whispering that comes with being a Black woman playing polo can be discouraging at times, but it won’t stop her from riding.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shariah Harris says the stares, the inappropriate comments and the whispering that comes with being a Black woman playing polo can be discouraging at times, but it won’t stop her from riding.

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