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Activist, Tennis Player / 1943 - 1993
Arthur Ashe is the first African American to win the men's singles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
January 31, 2012 by Leila Taha
Baseball, American's national past-time, has a complicated history. Like much of American society in the 1940s, professional baseball was originally segregated...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Business Leader / 1881 - 1965
Branch Rickey was an innovative baseball executive known for his groundbreaking 1945 decision to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, thereby breaking the color barrier.
Guest ContributorApril 2, 2013 by Tim Ott
The arrival of spring brings the start of another baseball season, and with it an American tradition as occasionally awkward as a slow dance at a junior prom: the...also in this article
Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.
February 3, 2012 by Rhonda Hilario-Caguiat
In an age where multiple small screens and big screens fight for our attention, the Super Bowl stands out as a sure thing for drawing a huge audience. That's why...also in this article
Basketball Player / 1963 -
Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Bulls to six national championships and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Dancer, Singer, Reality Television Star / 1978 -
Kevin Federline, best known for his marriage to superstar Britney Spears in 2004, has performed as a backup dancer for such pop stars as Michael Jackson.
February 14, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Oscar Pistorius, the first double-amputee Olympic sprinter, was charged with the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp, after he shot her multiple times...also in this article
Track and Field Athlete / 1986 -
Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," is a South African sprint runner who became the first amputee to compete in the Olympics in 2012. In 2013, Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp.