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 'World first' hip-hop project featuring two non-verbal... June 21, 2018 Diary of a Weed Man January 3, 2015 Producer Focus: Teddy Riley June 14, 2018 More than 2,300 firefighters are battling a... July 8, 2018 The four best Raptors trades we’d like... May 9, 2018 Uncle’s Purple Heart Brings Long-Lost Cousins Together... July 21, 2018 Kehlani opens up about identifying as queer April 23, 2018 Jazz Cartier Drops Debut Album 'Fleurever' July 27, 2018 Millions of Americans in the path of... July 17, 2018 Multi-Platinum R&B Singer Chris Brown Announces HEARTBREAK... March 27, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.