- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Pilot killed in Hudson River small plane crash
- 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.
- Today in Afro History ! 2 years after The Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston Texas are finally informed of their freedom in 1865 . Celebrated as “Juneteenth” !
- Today in Afro History ! The Battle of Vertieres is fought during the Haitian Revolution in 1803 !
Today in Afro History ! Congressman George “Mickey” Leland dies in plane crash in 1989. was last modified: July 31st, 2017 by Marc Alexander