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, 2020 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 ! Aretha Franklin records ” Respect ” in 1967 ! Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta in Middleweight title fight in 1951 !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 ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 ! Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 ! was last modified: January 1st, 2020 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 A Former Clevelander, Rapper Jahi to Open... June 22, 2018 Delicious Recipes To Warm You Up This... November 11, 2018 There's a lot going on in Jaden... June 22, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Harriet Tubman... June 2, 2019 Kool — and his gang — are... May 10, 2018 New video of Thai cave rescue shows... July 11, 2018 Trump responds to Russian hacking indictment by... July 14, 2018 Edgewater and Euclid Beach Live will be... April 24, 2018 Lowe: Behind the scenes of a tense... May 16, 2018 Five Years Later, 'Yeezus' Feels Like Kanye... June 18, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.