Afro History Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 ! written by Marc Alexander January 3, 2019 English: Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee'” at the U.S. Capitol during the 56th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Aretha Franklin” by Atlantic Records – Billboard, page 9, 15 July 1967. Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington inducted into The Hall of Fame For Great Americans in 1945 !Today in Afro History ! The murderer of civil rights activist Medgar Evers is finally convicted over thirty years later in 1994. Bob Douglas becomes the first Afro American inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972 !Today in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington receives honorary degree from Harvard University in 1896 !Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 !Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).Today in Afro History ! Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics ! The Million Man March on Washington in 1995 ! Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 ! was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Race Car Driver, Willy T. Ribbs ! Actress, Nicole Beharie ! Model/Actress, Liya Kebede ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Boxer, Floyd Patterson ! NBA player, Al Jefferson ! Opera Singer, Grace Bumbry ! Actress, Jill Marie Jones ! You may also like Tropical Storm Beryl speeds toward eastern Caribbean July 8, 2018 Artist Attention: Daniel Caesar February 7, 2018 Nasty C, South African Hip-Hop's Boy Wonder,... July 10, 2018 Pelton mail: Which non-Hall of Famer had... February 22, 2018 What's Happening This Weekend? A Guide To... May 11, 2018 No charges after man killed in front... July 23, 2018 J. Prince Says He Asked Drake Not... June 5, 2018 Rapping is football senior's off-field passion April 10, 2018 Police: Man, 70, Stabbed To Death Inside... June 23, 2018 Rapper Kendrick Lamar Makes History by Winning... April 17, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.