Afro History Today in Afro History ! Blues singer, Bessie Smith dies in car accident in 1937. written by Marc Alexander September 26, 2019 Portrait of Bessie Smith (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bessie Smith, February 3rd 1936 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Josephine Baker passes away in 1975.Today in Afro History ! Author, Richard N. Wright passes away in 1960 ! Ernie Davis becomes the first Afro American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961 !Today in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington receives honorary degree from Harvard University in 1896 !Today in Afro History ! Jazz Pianist/Composer, Billy Taylor passes away in 2010.Today in Afro History ! John Coltrane passes away in 1967 !Today in Afro History ! George Coleman Poage becomes the first Afro American to win a medal in an Olympic Games. He won two bronze medals in the 1904 Olympics ! Today in Afro History ! Blues singer, Bessie Smith dies in car accident in 1937. was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Tennis player, Serena Williams ! Singer/Actress, Christina Milian ! Singer, Shawn Stockman ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Soul Train Host, Don Cornelius ! Actor, Greg Morris ! Rapper, Lil Wayne ! NFL player, Darrent Williams ! You may also like R&B trio Solid returns after 21 years March 22, 2018 Chloe and Halle Bailey on their personal... April 5, 2018 Hip hop artist Taylor Bennett talks coming... July 5, 2018 Former NHL Goalie Ray Emery Dies At... July 16, 2018 Jhené Aiko to perform live on Guam February 28, 2018 Jobless Bum Kendu Isaacs Says Stress From... January 4, 2018 Mills: Porzingis, Knicks have repaired relationship June 28, 2018 White Woman Caught On Video Verbally Attacking... July 18, 2018 When DMX Was the King of Hip-Hop May 13, 2018 Charlie Wilson Rules Hot Gospel Songs &... April 13, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.