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Slavery and the Making of America

SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-

Willie Thrower

Willie Thrower was a pioneer for African Americans in football, the first to play quarterback professionally.

Willie Thrower

Willie Lee Thrower (March 22, 1930 – February 20, 2002) was an American football quarterback. Born near Pittsburgh in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Thrower was known as “Mitts” for his l

William DeHart Hubbard

William DeHart Hubbard (“DeHart”) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 25, 1903. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati and later attended the University of Michigan. DeHart

DeHart Hubbard

DeHart Hubbard (William DeHart Hubbard; born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 25, 1903 – June 23, 1976) was a track and field athlete who was the first African American to win an Olympic gold med

Remembering Fritz Pollard

The nomination of Frederick Douglass (“Fritz”) Pollard to the Professional Football Hall of Fame provides the opportunity for Brown University to remember one of its all-time heroes. This exhibit

Alice Coachman

Few athletes have dominated a sport as thoroughly as Alice Coachman dominated the high jump. Named to five All-American teams, she won a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics, becoming the first African Ame