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 Toki Wright aims to educate and engage... March 15, 2018 Greyhounds to bring funky R&B/country to Stoltz May 25, 2018 Channel AKA, the pioneering grime TV station,... June 1, 2018 Morey: Rockets obsessed with beating Warriors December 22, 2017 Meet 03 Greedo, the Outspoken MC Paving... April 9, 2018 Mahalia's silky smooth R&B proves she's taking... December 1, 2017 New Aberdeen festival will welcome music from... April 19, 2018 Steelers’ injured Brown ruled out vs. Texans December 19, 2017 Sources: Cowboys’ O-line coach won’t return January 11, 2018 Sources: Lakers’ KCP will be cleared to... January 7, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.