- 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 ! Arthur Ashe becomes first Afro American to qualify for the U.S. Davis Cup in 1963 !
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American to win the mens singles title at Wimbledon 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 ! Jazz singer, Joe Williams passes away in 1999.
Today in Afro History ! Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in 1979 ! was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander