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) 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 Pioneering rapper Chali 2na to headline —... July 13, 2018 Sources: Teams don’t think OBJ will be... April 11, 2018 Body Found In Burning Car In Santa... July 13, 2018 Ariana Grande's Singles Ranked From Best To... July 16, 2018 Joseph Beer Faces Sentence In Long Island... August 26, 2014 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Ethiopian Emperor, Haile... July 23, 2020 What Would Shirju Do? June 21, 2018 June 21, 2018 Street Vendor Hospitalized After Vicious Attack In... July 6, 2018 UPDATE: Smoke from Riverton dump should clear... July 30, 2018 Lauryn Hill adds guests to Virginia Beach... June 18, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.