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, 2020 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 ! 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 ! 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 !” The Emperor Jones” starring Paul Robeson is released in 1933 !Today in Afro History ! Hazel Scott becomes first Afro American Woman to have her own TV show in 1950 ! 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: January 1st, 2020 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 Former Bronx Borough Courthouse to host art... January 16, 2015 Mo Bamba’s growing case as the best... June 10, 2018 Suns land No. 1 overall pick; Kings,... May 16, 2018 BET Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List June 24, 2018 DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar Lead 2018 BET... May 16, 2018 Firestone descendants due in Columbiana Friday July 3, 2018 This Day in History — July 30 July 30, 2018 Back to his old days, The Weeknd's... May 3, 2018 The 2018 BET Awards Nominees Are… May 16, 2018 FBI agent testifies on anti-Trump bias —... July 12, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.