Afro History Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin records ” Respect ” in 1967 ! Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta in Middleweight title fight in 1951 ! written by Marc Alexander February 14, 2020 English: version of American boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989) being held aloft by other boxers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 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) English: Picture of Aretha Franklin performing at the Nokia Theater in Dallas, Texas, on April 21, 2007. Photo taken by Ryan Arrowsmith. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: American boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989) in the ring at Madison Square Garden for last time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Atlantic Records Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Sugar Ray Robinson wins his Fifth World Championship Title in 1958 !Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 !Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier in 1973 !Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, James Brown ! Boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson ! Actress, Meagan Tandy ! Actor, Dule Hill !Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson announces his retirement from baseball in 1957. The African National Congress founded in 1912. Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin records ” Respect ” in 1967 ! Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta in Middleweight title fight in 1951 ! was last modified: January 31st, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas ! Actor/Tap Dancer, Gregory Hines ! NFL player, Steve McNair ! NFL player, Jadeveon Clowney ! NFL player, Alshon Jeffery ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Model, Selita Ebanks ! Activist, Claudia Jones ! NFL player, Darrell Green ! Actress/Singer, Amber Riley ! You may also like 702 Announces Reunion Tour April 18, 2018 Revolution Ready For R&B Rematch June 22, 2018 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Businesswoman, Madame C.J.... December 23, 2019 Today in Afro History ! The T June 17, 2015 Chaîne of Command November 14, 2018 Janelle Monáe Comes Out as Pansexul: 10... April 26, 2018 Bruno Mars confirms SISTER SLEDGE & DNCE... May 8, 2018 Fifth Child Dies From Injuries Following Union... July 17, 2018 Latest Pro Golf Power Rankings July 13, 2018 7/26 CBS2 Thursday Afternoon Weather Headlines July 26, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.