- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- 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 ! 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 ! The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins in 1955 !
- Today in Afro History ! Singer, Marvin Gaye is killed in 1984.
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
Today in Afro History ! James Byrd Jr. is dragged to death in Jasper, Texas in a racially motivated hate crime. (1998) was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander