November 24, 1969 Webster Anderson received the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military decoration, from President Richard M. Nixon. Anderson was born July 15, 1933 in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He joined the United States Army in 1953 and served during the Korean War. By October 15, 1967, he was serving as a staff sergeant in […]
November 23, 1949 Thomas Joyner, nationally syndicated host of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Joyner earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Tuskegee Institute in 1970 and began his broadcasting career immediately after graduation. In the mid-1980s, he accepted positions to host a morning show in Dallas and […]
November 23, 1960 Robin Rene Roberts, co-host of “Good Morning America,” was born in Andalusia, Alabama but grew up in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Roberts attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she was a standout performer on the women’s basketball team and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in communications in 1983.
November 22, 1942 Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr., engineer, Air Force colonel and astronaut, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bluford earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1964, his Master of Science degree and Ph.D. from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1974 and 1978, respectively and his Master of Business […]
November 22, 1968 Daedra Janel Charles, hall of fame basketball player, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Charles played high school basketball at St. Martin de Porres and college basketball at the University of Tennessee. In 1991, she won the Margaret Wade Trophy as the best player in women’s college basketball and was a finalist for […]
November 21, 1944 Vernon Earl Monroe, hall of fame basketball player known as “Earl the Pearl,” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At an early age, Monroe was a playground legend known as “Thomas Edison” because of the many moves that he invented. In 1967, while playing for Winston-Salem State University, he earned NCAA College Division […]
November 21, 2010 Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs, poet, artist, and educator, died. Burroughs was born November 1, 1917 in St. Rose, Louisiana, but raised in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Chicago Teacher’s College in 1946 and her Master of Arts degree in education from the Art Institute of […]
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