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 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Nobel Prize Winner,... August 7, 2019 La dolce vita: Former NFL WR enjoys... July 6, 2018 Ariana Grande dropping new music April 30, 2018 Source: Broncos to deal punter Dixon to... April 21, 2018 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Jounalist, Ida B.... July 16, 2019 Rapper Lil Wayne sends gifts to 49ers'... July 28, 2018 Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush November 12, 2018 Americans understand, don’t worry about climate change November 4, 2015 Trump criticizes Theresa May in interview a... July 13, 2018 First responder describes saving woman whose car... July 17, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.