Afro History Today in Afro History ! Iowa State University’s first Afro American football player, Jack Trice suffered fatal injuries during a game in 1923. He died two days later. written by Marc Alexander October 6, 2019 Jack Trice Complex (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Stadium at ISU (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Jack Trice Stadium after Phase I construction (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Plaque at the Jack Trice memorial (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! Ralph Bunche becomes the first Afro American Appointed to the State Department in 1944 !Today in Afro History ! Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first Afro American on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967 !Today in Afro History ! Carol Mosley Braun becomes the first Afro American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 !Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.Today in Afro History ! “Freedom’s Journal”, the first Afro American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. Founded in 1827 ! Today in Afro History ! Iowa State University’s first Afro American football player, Jack Trice suffered fatal injuries during a game in 1923. He died two days later. was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NFL player/coach, Tony Dungy ! MLB player, Darren Oliver ! NFL player, Richard Seymour ! Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer ! Singer, Millie Small ! NFL player, Chris Mathews ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Toni Braxton ! Bishop, Desmond Tutu ! Nation Of Islam Leader, Elijah Muhammad ! Actress, Nicole Ari Parker ! NFL player, Charles Woodson ! Activist, Amiri Baraka ! You may also like Source: Browns to be on HBO’s ‘Hard... May 17, 2018 Christian Ramirez Scores Twice, Minnesota Beats LAFC... July 23, 2018 7/18 CBS2 Wednesday Morning Weather Headlines July 18, 2018 Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold is also pretty... January 30, 2018 Cecily: Homegrown Songstress Fueled by 'Old Skool... May 9, 2018 Best friends find themselves on trial nearly... July 25, 2018 Kelly Rowland Has Responded To Rumours Of... December 20, 2017 Escaped convict "Pretty Boy Floyd" caught after... July 8, 2018 Ty Dolla Sign and Jeremih Share New... June 8, 2018 Ebola kills 2 people in Congo August 25, 2014 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.