- Today in Afro History ! “Freedom’s Journal”, the first Afro American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. Founded in 1827 !
- Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).
- Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.
- Today in Afro History ! Congressman George “Mickey” Leland dies in plane crash in 1989.
- Today in Afro History ! Kofi Annan is elected as the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1996 !
- Today in Afro History ! Frank E. Petersen Jr. becomes U.S. Marines first Afro American Brigadier General in 1979 !
Today in Afro History ! 2 years after The Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston Texas are finally informed of their freedom in 1865 . Celebrated as “Juneteenth” ! was last modified: June 1st, 2020 by Marc Alexander