Since STL is the home and birthplace of BASA I thought I would have some STL History Facts this week
St. Louis Entrepreneur Annie Turnbo Pope Malone. This Icon Of Health And Human Services started with the intention of making Black women beautiful. Annie Malone left Illinois to come to the booming city of St. Louis, opening the poro college of beauty in 1917.
As one of the richest Black women in the country, Annie Malone started her own finance company, helping Blacks understand the concept of homeownership and wealth. It was then that she gave back to her community, by donating to the St. Louis colored orphans home, which would eventually become the Annie Malone Childrens Home, on Annie Malone Drive.
Of Course Back In The Day, All Black Civic Leaders Like Annie Malone, ‘Set Up Shop’ In The Same Neighborhood. The Area – Just Northwest Of Downtown St. Louis - Was Named “The Ville” And Was Home To Homer G. Phillips Hospital, Sumner High School, The Black World History Museum And Harris Stowe State College.
With Such A Promising History, There’s No Wonder St. Louis Produced A Number Of Superstars. You’ve Got The Peanut Man - George Washington Carver, Former Slave And Freedom Fighters – Dred And Harriet Scott, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Chuck Berry, Miles Davis, The Late Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Robert Guillame (He Was Benson), Jackie Joyner Kersee, Nelly, Cedric The Entertainer, Ozzie Smith, Barbara Carr, Langston Hughes And Honorary Black Man – Michael Mcdonald! This City Is Also Where Tina Turner Went To Sunner High School And Where She Met Ike!
Ms. Dat I see you been reading and understanding what you read. So you need the new additions to St. Louis History and here it is: As the BASA was started they began to have tournaments and then they started have World Championship Tournaments and they discovered several individuals that had writing skills and started the BASA Softball msg Board and put their skills to work. So then they needed to give these individuals network names, such as Church, NKOZONE, WADE, HC, and Ms. Dat. Upon installing the necessary website they need a webmaster and along came this guy name 911 and he brought along several female players to help him out by the name of Vida Vi,Dasha(B.K.A. Lizard Lady), and Ms. Nashville(that like to shake her thang). Then they started to solicit other softball players that play on the circuit and that is how it has gone down in the Lou and BASA. Ms. Dat school has done you good and we now move you to the BASA Historian
you know STL is my home away from home!! GO BILLIKENS!!
Since we are on the subject of Black history, let's examine famous Literature and authors, the Three Musketeers and the man in the iron mask were both penned by Alexander Dumas a Black frenchman, Alexander Pushkin the father of Russian Literature was also of african descent as was Aesop the father of supposed greek literature for more interesting reading see Stolen legacy by Carter G. Woodson
WHAT UP BIG SIS? WAY TO REP THE LOU AND ITS SUMNER, I KNOW YOU KNOW. SO ST.LOUIS! AS YD #2 WOULD SAY WHAT UP DRE DAY? HOLLA BACK MY KAT
ALSO BIG SIS DID YOU KNOW THAT STATUE DOWN AT KIENER PLAZA IN RUNNING MOTION IS A DEDICATED MEMORIAL FOR A FAMOUS RUNAWAY SLAVE IN MISSOURI? NOW THATS A TRIP. I FORGOT THE NAME OF THAT SLAVE ILL CALL MY BROTHER OR MAYBE CHURCH OR LIL KEV CAN HELP ITS ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE
what up Durtey Redd and no I didn't know that. I know that STL has alot of monuments, Like that big tower, that have a history of slavery to them. That was a watch tower to watch for the slaves. Even the Fleur de Les which is a popular symbol in STL, has slavery ties, that is the mark they would brand into slaves so that people would know they are St. Louis Slaves
Durtey Redd what it is...are yall coming to Naptown..? if not we may see yall at the end of the month in ATL...
MS.DAT AND ALL OTHERS....WITH THE RICH HISTORY IN THE
LOU..THIS TOWN HAS COVERED UP A LOT OF THAT HISTORY.
SOME OF BEST BLACK PEOPLE TO HAVE WALK IN THIS TOWN
PASS HAS NOT BEEN PUT FRONT AND CENTER FOR OUR KIDS
CAN BE IMFORMED TO PEOPLE WITH SAME COLOR AS THEM....
IT'S THE LOU.....WE MAKE IT DO WHAT IT DO>>>>>
First of all, let me hip you to the facts?
Cincinnati is the birthplace of the BASA, and let me let you in on a little history?
The Mason-Dixon line ran through Kentucky by way of Cincinnati, and yes, THE HARRIETT TUBMAN ran the show!
The Freedom Center Museum, which opened in 2005, with the honorable Oprah Wifrey, Kwasi Mfume, and Danny Glover as honorees at hand. It is the largest African American museum dedicated to our plight in the World! Check it out when you come to the Worlds on September 8-10th.
Cincinnati showcased one of the first and most profitable Negro League teams in the early 40's!
Cincinnati also has the distinction of having the top 5 rated tournements for softball (Metro) over the last 6 years, white or black?!
One of the first major cities to have an elected black mayor!
The Big O was the forerunner and the most celebrated African American college basketball player of this generation (University of Cincinnati), that includes Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcinder, and Magic Johnson?
And let's not forget the students that were killed in Mississippi, which was the cause for the movie "Mississippi Burning", they were from Miami University, which is considered a suburb of Cincinnati!
Not knocking the Lou, but thought the TRUTH SHOULD BE TOLD!
Thank you for your input Bryan Gumbel, but I do post facts every week, so is ther another city that you would like for me to highlight?
like black facts in CINCY...
WHAT UP BLACK FACT CREW? MR. GUMBEL I MUST SAY THAT IS SOME PRETTY INTERESTING INFORMATION. ALSO, ST. CHARLES WHERE THE NELLY TOURNEY IS BEING HELD WAS ALL SLAVE PLANTATION, AS WELL AS LACLEDE'S LANDING WAS AN AUTIONING BLOCK FOR SLAVES TAKEN TO NEW ORLEANS BY WAY OF THE MUDDY MISSISSIPPI. MISSOURI WAS THE LAST STATE TO ABOLISH SLAVERY, AND IT WAS THE 26TH STATE ADDED TO THE UNION. I NAMED MY LAST RECORDING PROJECT DURTEY REDDE STATEBOY 26 IN 2001. BUT IF MR. GUMBEL IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE CAN YOU ELABORATE, BE MORE INFORMATIVE WITH FACTS. AS FOR MYSELF I TOO THOUGHT BASA WAS STARTED IN STL. AND DRE IM NOT GON MAKE IT HOMEBOY WHICH IS WEIRD CUZ NAP IS ONE TOURNAMENT I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED HAVE A GOOD EVENING PEOPLE
thanks for adding more info Durtey Redde, I never knew all of that about my home away from home....keep it comin