Celebrating Black History

Celebrating Black History

Fact of the Day
In honor of Black History Month, Amtrak and the Boston Celtics are proud to bring you the Black History Fact of the Day...

In the 1963-64 season, the Boston Celtics became the first team to start an all African-American starting five. The Lineup included KC Jones, Willie Naulls, Tom "Satch" Sanders, Bill Russell and Sam Jones.

Black History Timeline

Who Inspires You
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"...because of everything he did for the Civil Rights Movement. He fought for equal rights in a non-violent way and inspired people."


Cedric Maxwell
Cedric Maxwell and McCarty chatted live Friday on Celtics.com.

Chat Transcript - McCarty and Maxwell

In celebration of Black History Month Walter McCarty and Cedric Maxwell logged onto Celtics.com for a chat with fans. Check out what Walter and Max had to say.

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Jubilation Celebrating The 2004 Living Legends Awards

Bill Russell will be presented a 2004 Living Legend Award from the Museum of Afro-American History.

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Black History Month Is Time For Reflection On Past, Future

Walter McCarty discusses the importance of Black History Month and how children must learn about the past.

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Celtics Players and BET personality Free, Help Students Interpret Inspirational Words of Martin Luther King Jr.

Second annual Promote the Quote event is centerpiece of Amtrak's month-long Celebrating Black History program.

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Promote the Quote Photo Gallery

Tuskegee Airmen Honored As Heroes Among Us

The Tuskegee Airmen were the Heroes Among Us at the Celtics February 4 game vs.. the Clippers.

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A Leader in the Integration of Professional Sports, Boston Celtics partner with Amtrak To Celebrate Black History Month

Amtrak to serve as presenting sponsor of month-long Black History celebration that features "Promote the Quote" event with Boston area middle-school students

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Breaking Barriers

Former Celtic Chuck Cooper broke barriers when he was the first African-American player drafted in the NBA. Learn more about how Cooper and the Celtics broke barriers.

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High Five

Celtics.com takes a look back at a lineup that made NBA history, when Red Auerbach used the first-ever all African-American starting five in NBA history.

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