- 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 ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 !
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Lewis is awarded The Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979 !
- Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1870, which granted voting rights regardless of race.
- Today in Afro History ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 !
Today in Afro History ! Fifteen West African countries sign “The Treaty of Lagos” in 1975, creating the Economic Community of West African States ! was last modified: May 1st, 2018 by Marc Alexander