Afro History Today in Afro History ! Jesse Owens is named Secretary of The Illinois Athletic Commission in 1953 ! written by Marc Alexander January 19, 2020 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: January 1st, 2020 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 Drill rappers handed UK court restrictions on... June 15, 2018 Mets Trade Closer Jeurys Familia To Oakland... July 21, 2018 Nasty C on maturity, writing a book... July 15, 2018 Horford showed how indispensable he is, but... April 29, 2018 Pump up the volume: 10 Baton Rouge... July 11, 2018 Hometown Hero Harper Wins Thrilling HR Derby... July 17, 2018 Op/Ed • R. Kelly's Day of Reckoning... April 30, 2018 Hit leads to on-court scrum in Sixers-Heat April 21, 2018 R&B Denims standalone net profit declines 11.63%... May 29, 2018 Drake Answers All on Excessive 'Scorpion' Album July 2, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.