- 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 ! Mobutu Sese Seko seizes total control over The Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President in 1965. He renames it Zaire in 1971 !
- Today in Afro History ! Activist, Ken Saro-wiwa is executed by the Nigerian Government in 1995.
- Today in Afro History ! Michael Jackson releases the No. 1 selling album of all time, “Thriller” in 1982 !
- Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Women’s Rights Activist, Sojourner Truth passes away in 1883.
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, 2017 by Marc Alexander