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- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
- Today in Afro History ! Actor, Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jamaican Sprinter, Asafa Powell breaks 100m world record with a time of 9.77 seconds in 2005 !
- Today in Afro History ! John Thompson becomes the first Afro American Head Coach to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in 1984 !
- Today in Afro History ! Hank Aaron becomes the 2nd MLB player to hit 700 Home Runs in 1973 ! “The New Orleans Tribune ” becomes the first afro daily newspaper published in 1864 !
Today in Afro History ! College Basketball Star, Eric “Hank” Gathers, collapses during basketball game and could not be revived. (1990) was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by Marc Alexander