United Negro College Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C.
- Today in Afro History ! College Basketball Star, Eric “Hank” Gathers, collapses during basketball game and could not be revived. (1990)
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
- Today in Afro History ! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlains career scoring Record of 31,419 points in 1984 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz Trumpeter, Clifford Brown passes away in 1956.
- Today in Afro History ! Jackie Joyner-Kersee breaks record in the heptathlon with 7161 points in 1986 !
- Today in Afro History ! The 1967 Newark riots erupted because of police racial profiling, lack of quality education and jobs. Ended on july 17 after 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
Today in Afro History ! The United Negro College fund is Founded in 1944 ! Charles “Chuck” Cooper becomes the first Afro American player to be drafted by an NBA team ! He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1950. was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Marc Alexander