- 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 ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !
- Today in Afro History ! Iowa State University’s first Afro American football player, Jack Trice suffered fatal injuries during a game in 1923. He died two days later.
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !
- Today in Afro History ! Sgt. William H. Carney becomes first Afro American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1900 !
- Today in Afro History ! Ralph Bunche becomes the first Afro American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 !
Today in Afro History ! Actor, James Avery passes away in 2013. Hulan Jack becomes the first Afro American Borough President of Manhattan in 1953 ! was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander