Afro History Today in Afro History ! Gospel Singer, Mahalia Jackson passes away in 1972. Leontyne Price makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1961 ! written by Marc Alexander January 27, 2019 English: Leontyne Price (color) by Jack Mitchell (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Screenshot of Mahalia Jackson from the film Imitation of Life (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Mahalia Jackson By Carl Van Vechten – Van Vechten Collection at Library of Congress, Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Lena Horne records her classic hit “Stormy Weather” in 1941 !Today in Afro History ! Carl Lewis breaks world indoor long jump record in 1984 !Today in Afro History ! Jimi Hendrix passes away in 1970 !Today in Afro History ! Joseph H. Rainey becomes the first Afro American in The House of Representatives in 1870 !Today in Afro History ! Hazel Scott becomes first Afro American Woman to have her own TV show in 1950 !Today in Afro History ! Jazz Pianist and Band Leader, Count Basie, passes away in 1984. South Africa held its first all races election after the ending of apartheid in 1994. Today in Afro History ! Gospel Singer, Mahalia Jackson passes away in 1972. Leontyne Price makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1961 ! was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Blues Singer, Bobby “Blue” Bland ! Actor, John Witherspoon ! Actor, Roy Fegan ! NFL player, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson ! NFL player, Stevan Ridley ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Andre Iguodala ! Rapper, Rakim ! Singer, Anthony Hamilton ! You may also like Colts hire McDaniels as new head coach February 6, 2018 Korver balancing tragedy, injury with playoffs April 17, 2018 The Aaliyah x MAC Product Tease Is... April 2, 2018 Kendrick Lamar Was 'Fearless' in Tackling 'Power'... July 29, 2018 William Hill US offers 31 prop bets... April 5, 2018 7/12 CBS2 Thursday Morning Weather Headlines July 12, 2018 Ohio State says 100 ex-students report sexual... July 20, 2018 R&B singer blasted as 'transphobic' for rejecting... January 9, 2018 Ball makes Lakers return after 6-week layoff February 24, 2018 Schumer: FAA Must Upgrade Computer Security Against... March 8, 2015 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.