- 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 Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire in 1971 ! St. Vincent and the Grenadines gains independence from the United Kingdom in 1979 !
- 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 ! The United Nations passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s apartheid in 1962 !
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 30th, 2019 by Marc Alexander