- Today in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !
- Today in Afro History ! Kofi Annan is elected as the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1996 !
- Today in Afro History ! 2 years after The Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston Texas are finally informed of their freedom in 1865 . Celebrated as “Juneteenth” !
- Today in Afro History ! Mary Jane Patterson becomes the first Afro American woman to earn a B. A. Degree when she receives her Degree from Oberlin College in 1862 !
- Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the first Afro American Mayor of New York City in 1989 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !
Today in Afro History ! Frank E. Petersen Jr. becomes U.S. Marines first Afro American Brigadier General in 1979 ! was last modified: January 31st, 2020 by Marc Alexander