Alfred “Slick” Surratt was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The Arkansas native was involved with the creation and development of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Missouri.
Tag: Black History Month
On this date in 1964, boxer and Arkansas native Sonny Liston lost his title to Cassius Clay, soon to be Muhammad Ali.
Al Bell is considered the driving force behind Stax Records as a producer, songwriter and executive during the company’s most productive period.
Ralph Waldo Armstrong III photographed the African American community of Little Rock for more than 50 years. He was born on this date in 1925.
On this date in 2005, Corliss Williamson was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Sacramento Kings. Williamson is a retired NBA player from Arkansas.
Black History Month wraps up this week with a variety of events including a spoken word showcase, community clean up and a Black business expo.
Olympian Jeff Henderson was born on this date in 1989 in North Little Rock. He won the gold medal in the long jump in 2016.
At the time of his retirement, Edward Moore Jr. was the highest-ranking African American in the navy. He was more on this date in 1945.
On this date in 2011, Philander Smith College presented the Living Legends Award to Joyce Elise Williams Warren, the first Black female judge in the Pulaski County system and the first in Arkansas.
Charles F. Cunningham was the first African American mayor of Benton when he presided over the change from a city-manger system to a mayor-council form of government.