Afro History Today in Afro History ! Actress/Singer, Pearl Bailey passes away in 1990 ! written by Marc Alexander August 17, 2019 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 ! 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! Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Afro American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968 !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 ! The USS Harmon is the first U.S. warship named after an Afro American war hero in 1943 ! It was named after Medal of Valor recipient, Leonard Roy Harmon ! Today in Afro History ! Actress/Singer, Pearl Bailey passes away in 1990 ! was last modified: July 29th, 2019 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 Cecily: Homegrown Songstress Fueled by 'Old Skool... May 9, 2018 Millions in the West are dealing with... July 6, 2018 Health Rewind: Dating Violence Affects 1 in... March 6, 2015 Packers RB Jones suspended 2 games July 3, 2018 Chris Brown arrested after Florida concert July 7, 2018 Scientists unearth new dinosaur species in Mongolia’s... July 7, 2018 Mark Ingram, Kenny Vaccaro urge Nick Fairley... March 25, 2016 More than 200 sickened in Del Monte... July 9, 2018 3 People, Including 2 Bystanders, Shot In... July 14, 2018 Fourth Child Dies From Union City Fire July 16, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.