- 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 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’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer/Pianist, Hazel Scott ! WNBA player, Maya Moore ! MLB player, Jose Reyes !
- Today in Afro History ! Dorothy Dandridge passes away in 1965.
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes first Afro American to qualify for the U.S. Davis Cup in 1963 !
- 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 ! Hazel Scott becomes first Afro American Woman to have her own TV show in 1950 ! was last modified: July 1st, 2018 by Marc Alexander