Afro History Today in Afro History ! Actress/Singer, Pearl Bailey passes away in 1990 ! written by Marc Alexander August 17, 2018 Pearl Bailey in “St. Louis Woman”, 1946 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) photograph of Pearl Bailey following a performance of “It’s A Woman’s Prerogative” in the 1946 stage production of “St. Louis Woman” (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 !Today in Afro History! Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Afro American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968 !Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes the first Afro American woman in space in 1992 ! Anti-Aparthied activist Steve Biko dies while in police custody in 1977.Today in Afro History ! Barry Sanders wins Heisman Trophy in 1988 ! Jennifer Hosten becomes the first Afro woman to win Miss World in 1970 !Today in Afro History ! Dr. Daniel Hale Williams becomes the first Afro American to perform open heart surgery in 1893 !Today in Afro History ! Lena Horne records her classic hit “Stormy Weather” in 1941 ! Today in Afro History ! Actress/Singer, Pearl Bailey passes away in 1990 ! was last modified: July 29th, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Baseball legend, Roberto Clemente ! Actor, Malcolm-Jamal Warner ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Rafer Lewis Johnson ! Actor, Joseph Marcell ! You may also like Local teacher connects with kids through music May 15, 2018 Expression of worship; Music workshop seeks to... April 21, 2018 How Rapper Turned Entrepreneur Rasheeda Frost Is... April 24, 2018 RESPECT. Interview: Billy Bank$ Talks Latinos in... June 4, 2018 Dean Is Super Relatable In Latest Track... December 27, 2017 TuneGO® Inc. Official Showcase Presenter at SXSW... March 12, 2018 Grammy-Winning Bassist Marcus Miller Returns With 'Laid... June 1, 2018 Here Are the Music Trends to Listen... December 20, 2017 Suspect Timberwolves defeat short-handed Grizzlies, control path... April 9, 2018 Source: Cowboys will release CB Scandrick March 17, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.