Iron Bicycles and Buffalo Soldiers | Dirt Rag

An interesting article on early bicycle adoption by the U.S. military. It's also appropriate reading during Black History Month. A great story from Dirt Rag Magazine. In 1896, the bicycle was cutting-edge technology. European armies were quick to adopt this new invention. The first known use of the bicycle in combat occurred during the so-called “Jameson Raid,” preceding the Second Boer War … [Read more...]

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Last night I attended a local high school production at the Clinton Presidential Library commemorating the Negro Baseball Leagues and integration in Major League Baseball. It was a nice tribute that mentioned other Black sports heroes like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson and boxer Joe Louis. I couldn't help but notice that they missed the very first Black-American World Champion. In 1899, 37 … [Read more...]