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Capital Savings Bank: This Day In Black History

 

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On this day in 1888, Capital Savings Bank, the first bank organized and operated by African-Americans, was founded in Washington, D.C. Capital Savings helped stimulate Black entrepreneurship by offering loans to Black-owned businesses and land owners when white-owned banks did not.

William C. Nell:This Day In Black History

 

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October 1, 1851, Black and white abolitionists smashed into a courtroom in Syracuse, N.Y., and rescued a fugitive slave. Abolitionist William C. Nell published Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812, the first extended work on the history of American Blacks. Revised edition of the book was published in 1855 with new title, The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution.

Joe Black and Jackie Robinson:Anniversary

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Joe Black and Jackie Robinson were teammates on the Dodgers from 1952-1955. On October 1, 1952, Joe Black became the first Black pitcher to win a World Series game. The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 4-2. He captured the National League Rookie of the Year Award at age 28 with 15 victories, 15 saves and a 2.15 ERA in 1952.

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