Afro History Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 ! written by Marc Alexander May 12, 2019 Obtained at http://www.antekprizering.com/01.14.04.html. Picture taken in 1899. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jan Ernst Matzeliger patents the shoe “Lasting Machine” in 1883 !Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the first Afro American Mayor of New York City in 1989 !Today in Afro History ! Derek Walcott is awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992 !Today in Afro History ! Muhammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans, making him the first Heavyweight to win the Championship title three times !Today in Afro History ! Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity founded in 1911. Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actress, Kim Fields ! Actor, Ving Rhames ! Football player, Steve Smith ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Stevie Wonder ! Heavyweight Champion, Joe Louis ! NBA player, Dennis Rodman ! Hurdler, Dawn Harper ! Singer, Mary Wells ! Rapper, PMD ! You may also like Yasiin Bey Not Impressed by Tekashi 6ix9ine's... July 26, 2018 Listening Local: Roots Music With Professor Harp... May 24, 2018 Rapchat scores $1.6 mln seed May 8, 2018 Fast-Spreading Wildfire Forces Evacuations In Idyllwild, Arrest... July 25, 2018 Trevor Siemian in Broncos' starting QB mix,... June 20, 2016 Evvie McKinney Becomes The First Winner of... February 9, 2018 Warriors aren’t looking at the Rockets, they’re... January 21, 2018 How Janelle Monáe discovered R&B duo St.... December 27, 2017 Musical offerings from smooth R&B to geeky February 23, 2018 Prep for Sorry to Bother You by... July 2, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.