TITLE

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Jet;12/25/2006, Vol. 110 Issue 25, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on events in black history in the United States. The National Basketball Association Board of Governors awarded an expansion franchise to Robert L. Johnson. The decision made Johnson, the founder of the BET cable network, the first Black owner of a major U.S. professional sports team. Boxer Jack Johnson became the first Black heavyweight champion of the world.
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23525227

 

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