- 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 ! Jamaican Sprinter, Asafa Powell breaks 100m world record with a time of 9.77 seconds in 2005 !
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !
- Today in Afro History ! MLB Hall of Famer, Lou Brock has his 700th career stolen base in 1974 !
- 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 ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American to win the mens singles title at Wimbledon in 1975 !
Today in Afro History ! Ibrahim Bare Mainassara (President of Niger) was assassinated in 1999 ! was last modified: March 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander