- 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 ! Dr. Betty Shabazz, (wife of Malcolm X) passes away in 1997.
- Today in Afro History ! Apollo Theater opens in Harlem in 1933 !
- Today in Afro History ! Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin In The Sun” opened on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre in 1959 !
- Today in Afro History ! Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity founded in 1911 ! “The Wiz” opens on Broadway in 1975 !
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