Robbins History Museum

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11/06/2020
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Comedy Central Asia

I was today years old when I found out that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie. 🖖

#DrunkHistory

Meet Nichelle Nichols, the Black TV Pioneer Who Helped the First Black Woman Get to Space - AfroTech
09/13/2020
Meet Nichelle Nichols, the Black TV Pioneer Who Helped the First Black Woman Get to Space - AfroTech

Meet Nichelle Nichols, the Black TV Pioneer Who Helped the First Black Woman Get to Space - AfroTech

It’s no secret that “ Star Trek ” is a cinematic force in pop culture, and among its long-running franchise is actress Nichelle Nichols. She was the first Black woman to play a high-powered non-stereotypical role on primetime American television, according to The Washington Post. However, not ...

Keke Palmer #evolution #mudville #robbinsveryown #weproudofher #success #family #focus #gifted #talented #relentless
06/18/2020
Inside Keke Palmer's Hollywood Journey

Keke Palmer #evolution #mudville #robbinsveryown #weproudofher #success #family #focus #gifted #talented #relentless

The 26-year-old actress is just getting started.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OWN NICHELLE NICHOLS!Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932)[3] is an Americ...
12/28/2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR OWN NICHELLE NICHOLS!

Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932)[3] is an American actress, singer, and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Nichols played Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Nichols's role was groundbreaking as a future role-model for African American female characters on American television.[4] She also worked to recruit diverse astronauts to NASA, including women and ethnic minorities.

Grace Dell Nichols was born in Robbins, Illinois, near Chicago, to Samuel Earl Nichols, a factory worker who was elected both town mayor of Robbins and its chief magistrate, and his wife, Lishia (Parks) Nichols.[5] Later, the family moved into an apartment in Chicago. She studied in Chicago as well as New York and Los Angeles. _Wikepedia

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
11/11/2019

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Willa Beatrice Brown was the first African American woman to earn a private pilot's license in the U.S. in 1938.

Brown dedicated her life to fighting for gender and racial equality in the military, by lobbying for the integration of the U.S. Army Air Corps and the Civilian Pilot Training Program. She was a co-founder of the Cornelius Coffey School of Aeronautics, the first private flight school owned and operated by African Americans. Brown was responsible for the training of hundreds of pilots, including many who became part of the elite Tuskegee Airmen. #HiddenHerstory #MilitaryAppreciationMonth

10/31/2019

WADE! #robbinsveryown

08/31/2019
Localish

Our KEKE PALMER! She keeps doing amazing things on and off the silver screen. #robbinsproud #mudville

Keke Palmer co-founded Saving Our Daughters Inc., an organization that works with teen girls from multicultural backgrounds to overcome obstacles. These lucky Cinderellas, or ambassadors of the program, have the most heartwarming reaction when she surprises them! 😍

04/10/2019
Budweiser | This Bud’s For 3 | Dwyane Wade

Our hometown hero Dwayne Wade will retire from the NBA after this year. Budweiser paid tribute to him on his final home game in Miami. Take s look.

To celebrate his final season, Dwyane Wade has been swapping jerseys with NBA legends. Before he said goodbye, we surprised him with five more. #ThisBudsFor3...

The History of Robbins, Illinois
01/23/2019
The History of Robbins, Illinois

The History of Robbins, Illinois

In 1892, James J. Smith and Company sub-divided land which embraces the territory from 137th Street on the north to 139th Street on the south, and from Homan Avenue on the east to St. Louis avenue on the west. Then beginning at 139th Street on the north to Alida Avenue on the south and from Lydia Av...

Our very own KEKE PALMER made history as FIRST BLACK CINDERELLA ON BROADWAY.#robbins #mudville #kekepalmer #historymaker...
01/16/2019

Our very own KEKE PALMER made history as FIRST BLACK CINDERELLA ON BROADWAY.
#robbins #mudville #kekepalmer #historymaker #black #woman #cinderella #broadway

ROBBINS Very Own..... Christopher Jerrod Hinton (born July 31, 1961) is a former American football tackle and guard who ...
12/19/2018

ROBBINS Very Own..... Christopher Jerrod Hinton (born July 31, 1961) is a former American football tackle and guard who played in the National Football League for 13 seasons, primarily with the Indianapolis Colts franchise. In addition to his seven seasons with the Colts, he played with the Atlanta Falcons for four seasons, and the Minnesota Vikings for two seasons. #robbinshistorymueum #chrishinton #colts #nfl #formerplayer #mudville

John Robinson one of the founders of the ROBBINS Airport.  Deciding that aviation school should not be closed to African...
12/14/2018

John Robinson one of the founders of the ROBBINS Airport.

Deciding that aviation school should not be closed to African-Americans, Robinson and his friend Cornelius Coffey opened their own airfield in Robbins, Illinois, the John Robinson School of Aviation.[15] To further promote black pilots, Robinson convinced his old college, the Tuskegee Institute, to open up a school of aviation, as soon as funds were available to do so.[16] - Wikipedia

Click the link to learn more about this great pioneer of black aviation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Robinson_(aviator)

Cornelius R. Coffey was one of the founders of the Robbins Airport.  LEGACYThe Cornelius R. Coffey Aviation Education Fo...
12/12/2018

Cornelius R. Coffey was one of the founders of the Robbins Airport.

LEGACY
The Cornelius R. Coffey Aviation Education Foundation was established at the American Airlines Maintenance Academy in Chicago in his honor to train young pilots.[2][7]

Pilots flying to Midway Airport make a course correction over Lake Calumet which is known as the Coffey Fix.[8] Coffey's Piper Tri-Pacer 135 aircraft is scheduled to be on exhibit at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum as part of the forthcoming exhibit, Barnstormers, Wing-walkers, and Entrepreneurs: 150 Years of Aviation in Illinois.[7] -Wikipedia

Unfortunately, the Octave Chanute Museum has since closed. We are however, trying to bring Mr. Coffey’s aircraft to the museum.

Help us celebrate and honor  101 year old ROBBINS resident, Mother Bernice Webb.  She is the same age as the Village of ...
12/11/2018
Village of Robbins, age 101, celebrates longtime resident — also 101

Help us celebrate and honor 101 year old ROBBINS resident, Mother Bernice Webb. She is the same age as the Village of Robbins!! Click below and read this wonderful article by the Chicago SunTimes.

"She’s been active throughout the many, many years that she’s been here," the Robbins mayor said about Bernice Webb — lovingly called "Mother Webb."

“Celebrating African American History in Robbins”...by Millennium Reserve.
12/07/2018
www.millenniumreserve.org

“Celebrating African American History in Robbins”...by Millennium Reserve.

The square, small white building sits along a quiet stretch of 139th Street in south suburban Robbins, Ill. Those who step inside see an unexpected sight: a dense, colorful and carefully orchestrated array of artifacts that depict this town’s rich African-American history.

WTTW....FROM RIOTS TO RENAISSANCE:  BLACK AVIATION
11/25/2018
From Riots to Renaissance: Black Aviation

WTTW....FROM RIOTS TO RENAISSANCE: BLACK AVIATION

Black Chicago is synonymous with jazz and the blues, but few know about the city's courageous black pilots who changed aviation history.

11/21/2018
Nichelle Nichols | Star Trek Actress & NASA Recruiter

Nichelle Nichols....Intergrading Primetime by MAKERS

Nichelle Nichols broke barriers for African-American women when she was cast as Commander Uhura on Star Trek. Nichols reflects on her days on set of the Star...

Did you know that two former members and one current member of the iconic Harlem Globetrotters hail from Robbins?  Yes!!...
11/16/2018

Did you know that two former members and one current member of the iconic Harlem Globetrotters hail from Robbins? Yes!! Pictured here is Fred Marberry.

FRED MARBERRY. -Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.

Fred Marberry was a slender 6" 1" jumper who waited until his final year at Manual High School to put big numbers on the scoreboard. Then, playing for James Goff at Illinois State University, a dozen years before the school entered Division I play, Marberry began a collegiate career that was eclipsed at l.S.U. only by Doug Collins.

When his 85-game college career was over, Marberry had scored 1,881 points and averaged 22.1 points per game. Only the 29.1 average of Collins is greater in l.S.U. annals, and only Collins and Billy Lewis who scored 1,962 points in 110 games, had more points.

Fred was voted l.S.U.'s Most Valuable Player in 1955 and again in 1956. In 1956, he also was named to the Converse Yearbook NCAA Division II team. He still holds I.S.U. records for most free throws attempted in a season (244) and in a career (621).

Following his brilliant college career, Marberry joined the Harlem Globetrotters; and for the next four years from 1960-1964, he entertained thousands across the Nation with his flashy ballhandling skills. He was further honored by being voted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Since his basketball days, he has been a teacher, businessman, and entertainer in the Chicago area.
DEDICATED TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS MAKING SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS
TO SPORTS HISTORY IN THE GREATER PEORIA, IL AREA
©2003-2018 Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.

Check out the film review  by Hollywood Reporter of the new film ‘Pimp’ starring the lovely and talented KEKE PALMER and...
11/11/2018
'Pimp': Film Review

Check out the film review by Hollywood Reporter of the new film ‘Pimp’ starring the lovely and talented KEKE PALMER and ROBBINS Very Own. #kekepalmer #star #robbinsveryown #mudville

Keke Palmer plays a young woman who takes over her father's illicit business in this gritty urban drama executive produced by Lee Daniels.

11/10/2018
Goalcast

ROBBINS Very Own....Mr. T!!! Stay tuned...great announcement forthcoming!

Laurence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, is an actor and wrestler known for his legendary role in the hit 80s TV show, The A-Team. But before making it big, Laurence had to overcome a million and one obstacles: from childhood trauma to failed careers. This is his story.

Janet Harmon Bragg (1907-1993) was one of the 4 founders and builders of the Historic 1931 Robbins All-Black Airport.  S...
10/29/2018

Janet Harmon Bragg (1907-1993) was one of the 4 founders and builders of the Historic 1931 Robbins All-Black Airport. She made history in 1942 by becoming the first Black woman to earn her commercial pilot’s license in the United States.

Click below on Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s link to learn more about Janet Bragg’s courageous and groundbreaking plight to become a pilot. #mudville #pilot #groundbreaking #founder #robbins #airport #historic #legacy #first #black #woman #commercial #license
http://pioneersofflight.si.edu/content/janet-bragg-0

Unsung
05/12/2018
Unsung

Unsung

‪Sad News: The iconic Nichelle Nichols known for her trailblazing role in Star Trek reportedly has Dementia. Find out what her son is requesting to protect her mental health and finances.

02/11/2018
Comedy Central

Comedy Central Drunk History-Nichelle Nichols #robbinsveryown #hometownhero

If it weren't for Martin Luther King Jr., Star Trek's Uhura would have been a one season character. Drunk History is all new tonight at 10/9c.

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