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 ! 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 ! U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall retires in 1991 !Today in Afro History ! Apollo Theater opens in Harlem in 1933 !Today in Afro History ! John Coltrane passes away in 1967 !Today in Afro History ! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority founded at Howard University in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! Kurt Lidell Schmoke becomes the first Afro American Mayor of Baltimore in 1987 ! 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 At Long Last, Flying Cars Ready To... July 24, 2018 Where do Warriors rank among NBA’s 50... June 14, 2018 Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires April 16, 2018 Teacher pleads not guilty to allegedly feeding... July 11, 2018 Darius Bazley not looking for shoe deal... April 13, 2018 Today in Afro History ! The “African... July 9, 2019 NFL to vote on replay review for... May 16, 2018 D’Antoni after loss: KD not our main... May 15, 2018 Grandmother Convicted Of Killing Grandson Freed From... July 12, 2018 Murphy, Turner Push Nationals Past Mets July 15, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.