- 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 ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895.
- Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas escapes slavery disguised as a sailor in 1838 !
- Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).
- Today in Afro History ! Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics ! The Million Man March on Washington in 1995 !
- 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 ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 ! was last modified: July 29th, 2018 by Marc Alexander