- Today in Afro History ! Author, Richard N. Wright passes away in 1960 ! Ernie Davis becomes the first Afro American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !
- Today in Afro History ! Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal in 1973 !
- Today in Afro History ! Dreamgirls opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in 1981 !
- 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 ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !
Today in Afro History ! Barry Sanders wins Heisman Trophy in 1988 ! Jennifer Hosten becomes the first Afro woman to win Miss World in 1970 ! was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander