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, 2020 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 ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).Today 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 ! 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 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment that was composed of Afro American solders, attack Fort Wagner in 1863 !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 ! 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: January 1st, 2020 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 Long Island Residents Look To Chickens To... July 27, 2018 R&B star Tank ties the knot with... July 23, 2018 Silver: More work left to do to... April 14, 2018 ‘Prospective’ candidate to replace JLP’s Gregory Mair... September 6, 2015 Detroit Red Wings Score 5-1 Win Over... February 6, 2016 City of Austin, Scoremore to host free... July 11, 2018 Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death,... July 19, 2018 NBA Power Rankings: How LeBron and Kawhi... July 23, 2018 #NBAFrontOffice: Love a perfect fit for LeBron August 7, 2014 Top state election officials meet amid security... July 14, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.