Afro History Today in Afro History ! Jesse Owens is named Secretary of The Illinois Athletic Commission in 1953 ! written by Marc Alexander January 19, 2019 Owens performing the long jump at the Olympics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Jesse Owens with Ralph Metcalfe at track and field tryouts at Randall’s Island Stadium in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia) African-American Jesse Owens on the podium after winning the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympics (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jesse Owens wins 4 Gold Medals at Olympics in 1936Today in Afro History ! Jesse Owens of Ohio State University, breaks three world records and ties a fourth in 1935 !Today in Afro History ! Robert S. Abbott publishes Chicago’s first Afro newspaper “The Chicago Defender” in 1905 ! Moneta Sleet wins Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1969 !Today in Afro History ! Carol Mosley Braun becomes the first Afro American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 !Today in Afro History ! Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal in 1973 !Today in Afro History ! Anguilla becomes a British dependency territory in 1980 ! Today in Afro History ! Jesse Owens is named Secretary of The Illinois Athletic Commission in 1953 ! was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Publisher, John H. Johnson ! NFL player, Ottis Anderson ! Singer, Caron Wheeler ! NBA player, JaVale McGee ! Actress, Denise Boutte ! Singer, Trey Lorenz ! Actor, Shawn Wayans ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Musician, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter ! NBA player, Jason Richardson ! Actor, Reno Wilson ! Actress, Stacey Dash ! You may also like Creativity in isolation April 26, 2018 Hiring Music Bloggers (Hiphop, R&B, Pop) January 31, 2018 Man Robs Chase Bank In Hacienda Heights December 14, 2014 One to watch: Mahalia April 21, 2018 Seahawks’ Thomas teases holdout to get deal January 26, 2018 How Did Rihanna Manage to Pull Off... June 6, 2018 Lowe’s 10 things: Quit the All-Star whining January 25, 2018 Freeney to sign with Colts and then... April 19, 2018 Snow piles from record-breaking Buffalo storm still... July 29, 2015 Nicki Minaj disses trap music takeover June 14, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.