Afro History Today in Afro History ! Bill Russell becomes the first Afro American to coach an NBA team in 1966 ! written by Marc Alexander March 28, 2020 Bill Russell waiting in the Green Room of the White House. He is about to receive the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell during a basketball game (Photo credit: Wikipedia) View image | gettyimages.com By Cpl. Lameen Witter Bill Russell Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Wilt Chamberlain passes away in 1999. Equatorial Guinea gains independence from Spain in 1968 !Today in Afro History ! Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks in 1962 !Today in Afro History ! Wilt Chamberlain scores his 30,000th point in 1972 ! Joe Frazier knocks out Jimmy Ellis to win World Championship Title in 1970 !Today in Afro History ! College Basketball Star, Eric “Hank” Gathers, collapses during basketball game and could not be revived. (1990)Today in Afro history ! Willie Mays hits 4 Home Runs in a single game in 1961 !Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NFL player, Robert Griffin III ! NBA player, Bill Russell ! Talk Show Host/Actor, Arsenio Hall ! NFL player, DeMarco Murray ! Singer, Elle Varner ! Today in Afro History ! Bill Russell becomes the first Afro American to coach an NBA team in 1966 ! was last modified: February 28th, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Rapper, Cheryl “Salt” James ! NBA player/Coach, Byron Scott ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer/Actress, Pearl Bailey ! NBA player, Walt Frazier ! NFL player, Earl Campbell ! NFL player, Justin Tuck ! You may also like 5 great 2018 albums you may have... July 6, 2018 Rams trade WR Austin to Cowboys for... April 28, 2018 Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges,... July 9, 2018 Demanding Answers: What’s Taking So Long With... July 20, 2018 Source: J. Ennis will sign with Rockets... July 11, 2018 Rapper's court date in airport spat expected... June 16, 2018 Arts program teaches kids through rap music June 13, 2018 Gov. Cuomo Heads To Puerto Rico As... July 23, 2018 Flood warnings issued across the East Coast July 23, 2018 Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame... July 25, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.