- 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 ! Actress, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first Afro American woman to receive an Academy Award in 1940 !
- Today in Afro History ! Activist, Ken Saro-wiwa is executed by the Nigerian Government in 1995.
- Today in Afro History ! Barry White’s hit ” You’re The First, The Last, My Everything ” makes No. 1 on UK music charts in 1974 !
- Today in Afro History ! The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar changes it’s name to The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964 ! Muhammad Ali wins first pro fight in 1960 !
- Today in Afro History ! Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom in 1963 ! Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of “The Republic of Kenya” in 1964 !
Today in Afro History ! Hattie McDaniel, the first Afro American to win an Academy Award passes away in 1952. Benjamin Bannecker, scientist/surveyor passes away in 1806. was last modified: September 28th, 2018 by Marc Alexander