- Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !
- Today in Afro History ! Joe Louis defeats John Henry Lewis in heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in 1939 !
- Today in Afro History ! Hank Aaron breaks home run record in 1974 !
- Today in Afro History ! Hank Aaron becomes the 2nd MLB player to hit 700 Home Runs in 1973 ! “The New Orleans Tribune ” becomes the first afro daily newspaper published in 1864 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz singer, Joe Williams passes away in 1999.
- Today in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali is stripped of title for refusing to be drafted into Vietnam War in 1967 ! Samuel Lee Gravely becomes first Afro admiral in U.S. Navy !
Today in Afro History ! Aaron Anderson is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1865 ! Joe Lewis knocks out Max Schmeling in 1938 ! was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander