Afro History Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit in 1947 ! written by Marc Alexander April 17, 2019 Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Jackie Robinson (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Jackie Robinson swinging a bat in Dodgers uniform, 1954. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Jackie Robinson and his son David Being Interviewed at the “March on Washington” (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Jackie Robinson (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By United States Information Agency Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson is inducted into The Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1962 ! Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall passes away in 1993.Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson announces his retirement from baseball in 1957. The African National Congress founded in 1912.Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson breaks baseball’s color barrier in 1945 ! Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in 1974.Today in Afro History ! MLB player, Leroy “Satchel” Paige is named “All Time Outstanding Player” by The National Baseball Congress in 1965 !Today in Afro History ! John Woodruff wins Gold Medal in the 800m run, at the 1936 Olympic Games !Today in Afro History ! George Coleman Poage becomes the first Afro American to win a medal in an Olympic Games. He won two bronze medals in the 1904 Olympics ! Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit in 1947 ! was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthday ! NBA player, C. J. Watson ! Actress, Lela Rochon ! Rapper Redman ! Actress, Kimberly Elise ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! James McCune Smith, first Afro American to earn medical degree ! Singer/Composer, Lord Kitchener ! Addie Mae Collins, 14 yr old Birmingham Church Bombing Victim. You may also like Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Kenan Thompson... May 10, 2019 Four proposed flyovers for Srinagar 'dumped' March 2, 2018 Clippers’ Griffin (MCL) to return vs. Lakers December 30, 2017 Women Of Excellence To Be Honored March 5, 2018 Raiders roll out red carpet for Gruden’s... January 9, 2018 Answering the biggest questions around the NFL’s... May 23, 2018 LIRR Service Changes After Person Struck By... July 13, 2018 Baby Studies Find Kids Eating Solid Food... July 6, 2018 Harden rips officiating after going for 51... December 23, 2017 Raiders QB Carr: Wants to be friend... December 12, 2016 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.