- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today in Afro History ! Jan Ernst Matzeliger patents the shoe “Lasting Machine” in 1883 !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the first Afro American Mayor of New York City in 1989 !
Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2017 by Marc Alexander