Today in Black History – Jackie Robinson Named National League “Rookie of the Year”

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Today in Black History – Jackie Robinson Named National League “Rookie of the Year”

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Today in Black History – The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” This is what Abraham Lincoln stated in a letter to a constituent in 1864. He had always been against slavery but believed that his presidential powers as defined by the Constitution did not give him the authority to abolish it. In early 1862, Lincoln tried and failed to develop an alternative approach: an effort to free the … Continue reading Today in Black History – The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

James “Jack” Hadley, a native of Thomasville, was born out at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomas County in 1936 to the late Dennis and Rosetta James Hadley, the parents of 15 children. He graduated from Douglass High School in June 1956, and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for twenty‑eight years and retired in 1984. Jack also was employed … Continue reading Jack Hadley Black History Museum