- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- 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 ! Boxer, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the Heavy Weight championship in 1964 ! Elijah Muhammad passes away in 1975.
- Today in Afro History ! Joe Black becomes the first Afro American pitcher to win a World Series Game in 1952 ! Muhammad Ali Defeats Joe Frazier in Manilla Philippines called ” The Thriller in Manilla ” in 1975 !
- 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 ! The Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Fight III (The Thrilla in Manila) 1975 !
Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson breaks baseball’s color barrier in 1945 ! Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in 1974. was last modified: September 30th, 2017 by Marc Alexander