Black Is: On This Day…

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On this day June 8th…

1982 – Satchel Paige, dies
Baseball legend pitcher Satchel Paige dies in Kansas, City Missouri. Satchel who played famously in the Negro Leagues, went unrecognized by major baseball leagues for nearly a decade. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.


1968 – Assassin of M.L.K. Captured
James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured at London airport.

1953 – Martin Luther King Jr. Marries
In 1953, King, Sr., performs the marriage ceremony of King, Jr., and Coretta Scott at the Scott home near Marion, Alabama.


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