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 ! 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 ! 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 ! 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 Packers’ Nelson had offseason hip surgery March 25, 2015 Best of '88: How Rob Base and... July 20, 2018 Students, alumni to take stage at California... April 4, 2018 New Music: Lil' Kim – 'Nasty One' July 11, 2018 Officials: Santa Susana Nuclear Site Safe From... November 14, 2018 PewDiePie apologizes for making fun of Demi... July 27, 2018 Ne-Yo Tells Black Folks to Calm Down... March 30, 2018 Jesse Baez Paints Outside the Contours of... July 27, 2018 Kenny Neal hosts Louisiana and roots music... May 17, 2018 As Kyle Shanahan draws closer to 49ers,... January 30, 2017 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.