- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ! Actor, Martin Lawrence ! NFL player, Dick “Night Train” Lane ! Singer, Akon ! Singer, Roy Hamilton ! NBA player, Luol Deng !
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !
- Today in Afro History ! The United Negro College fund is Founded in 1944 ! Charles “Chuck” Cooper becomes the first Afro American player to be drafted by an NBA team ! He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1950.
- Today in Afro History ! Halle Berry becomes the First Afro American woman to win an academy award for best actress in 2002 !
- Today in Afro History ! Mayor Thomas Bradley elected as the first Afro American Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973 !
Today in Afro History ! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlains career scoring Record of 31,419 points in 1984 ! was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by Marc Alexander