Afro History Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 ! written by Marc Alexander May 12, 2020 Obtained at http://www.antekprizering.com/01.14.04.html. Picture taken in 1899. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! Jan Ernst Matzeliger patents the shoe “Lasting Machine” in 1883 !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 ! Edward W. Brooke becomes the first Afro American Senator in 1966 ! Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2020 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 BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained June 13, 2018 Family Of Man Convicted In OC Murder... July 25, 2018 Kool & the Gang: Classic R&B groups... June 18, 2018 Thieves who smashed stolen car through fence... April 29, 2018 Waiter faked "we don’t tip terrorist" note... July 24, 2018 Software Developers And Dentists Top List Of... July 25, 2018 Protesters In KKK Melee Released From Jail... March 3, 2016 AUDIO JUNKIE: Drake returns as 'Scorpion' king July 10, 2018 10 New Albums to Stream Now: Meek... July 6, 2018 Miguel Is Done Playing Hide And Seek May 4, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.