- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins in 1955 !
- 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 ! Lee Elder becomes the first Afro American to play in golf’s Masters Tournament ! (Augusta Georgia 1975)
- Today in Afro History ! Sidney Poitier becomes first Afro American to win Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964 ! Tiger Woods becomes the first Afro American to win a Golf Major in 1997 !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! U.S. Senator, Carol Mosely Braun ! Actress, Angela Bassett ! Actor, Reginald VelJohnson ! Author/Journalist, Louis Lomax ! Singer, James “JT” Taylor !
Today in Afro History ! Governor George Wallace tries to prevent Afro American Students from registering at the University of Alabama in 1963. Vivian Malone Jones being escorted in by Deputy U.S. Attorney General. was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander