- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !
- Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes the first Afro American woman in space in 1992 ! Anti-Aparthied activist Steve Biko dies while in police custody in 1977.
- Today in Afro History ! The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins in 1955 !
- 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 ! Arthur Lewis is awarded The Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979 !
Today in Afro History ! Dr. Daniel Hale Williams becomes the first Afro American to perform open heart surgery in 1893 ! was last modified: July 1st, 2018 by Marc Alexander