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- Today in Afro History ! Jazz Trumpeter, Clifford Brown passes away in 1956.
- Today in Afro History ! Jackie Joyner-Kersee breaks record in the heptathlon with 7161 points in 1986 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz singer, Joe Williams passes away in 1999.
- Today in Afro History ! The 1967 Newark riots erupted because of police racial profiling, lack of quality education and jobs. Ended on july 17 after 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- Today in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 !
- Today in Afro History ! Doug Williams becomes the first Afro American quarterback to play in the Superbowl, leading Washington to victory over Denver in 1988 !
Today in Afro History ! Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in 6th round of heavy weight title fight in 1961 ! was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by Marc Alexander