Afro History Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the 1st Afro American mayor of N.Y.C in 1990 ! Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. written by Marc Alexander January 1, 2019 Photograph of a reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Summary Map of counties covered and not covered by the Emancipation Proclamation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “David dinkins” by Photo by Steve Mack/S.D. Mack Pictures. Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jane Bolin becomes the first Afro American woman Judge in the United States. She was appointed by N.Y.C Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia to The Court of Domestic Relations in 1939 !Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the first Afro American Mayor of New York City in 1989 !Today in Afro History ! The “African Union” is founded in 2002 ! E. Frederic Morrow becomes the first Afro American to hold an executive position at the White House in 1955 !Today in Afro History ! The “Soweto Uprising”. A non-violent march of over 10,000 students in Soweto, South Africa, turns violent when police open fire on the crowd in 1976. Kenneth A. Gibson becomes first Afro American Mayor of Newark in 1970 !Today in Afro History ! The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment that was composed of Afro American solders, attack Fort Wagner in 1863 ! Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the 1st Afro American mayor of N.Y.C in 1990 ! Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Morris Chestnut ! Rapper/DJ, Grandmaster Flash ! NFL player, Jason Pierre-Paul ! NBA player, Glen Davis ! Actress, Carmen Ejogo ! Singer, Tank ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. ! Author/Director, Oscar Micheaux ! Actor, Taye Diggs ! Actress, Erica Hubbard ! NFL player, Calvin Hill ! You may also like Three Found Dead In Redondo Beach Condo... July 12, 2018 Loophole allows shelters for migrant kids to... July 5, 2018 South Florida sports owner Huizenga dies at... March 23, 2018 Hip-hop heavyweights Drake and Migos to team... May 14, 2018 Rams’ Donald not at voluntary workouts April 16, 2018 Kelly Oubre fuels fashion sense through emotions April 3, 2018 Meshell Ndegeocello's innovative takes on R&B classics... May 2, 2018 Towns pours in Wolves-record 56 points in... March 29, 2018 Regional airlines hurt by worsening pilot shortage July 5, 2018 Calif. Agency Considers Dissolving Troubled Compton Water... July 11, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.