Afro History Today in Afro History ! Joe Louis defeats John Henry Lewis in heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in 1939 ! written by Marc Alexander January 25, 2019 jean anderson and joe louis (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “World Heavyweight champ Joe Louis (Barrow) sews on the stripes of a technical sergeant-to which he has been promoted. – NARA – 535937 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Joe Louis looks for an opening during boxing match with Max Schmeling (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Aaron Anderson is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1865 ! Joe Lewis knocks out Max Schmeling in 1938 !Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 !Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 !Today in Afro History ! Congress passes an act establishing regiments of Afro American cavalry and infantry soldiers in 1866. Later nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” !Today in Afro History ! Jazz Legend Max Roach passes away in 2007.Today in Afro History ! Jazz Legend Miles Davis passes away in 1991. The Opelousas Massacre of 1868. Today in Afro History ! Joe Louis defeats John Henry Lewis in heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in 1939 ! was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Alicia Keys ! NFL player, Patrick Willis ! Actress, Jenifer Lewis ! Singer, Etta James ! NBA player, Josh Powell ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Vince Carter ! Singer, Anita Baker ! NFL player, Torrey Smith ! Activist, Angela Davis ! Gospel Singer, Kirk Franklin ! You may also like Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" Sets Record... June 10, 2018 Style Report: The best looks from the... April 16, 2018 Radio Station Visit #143: College Radio Station... April 30, 2018 Patti LaBelle Reveals Details About Luther Vandross'... December 7, 2017 Sources: Dolphins 'close' to deal with Gase January 9, 2016 Russia dismisses Mueller indictment as attempt to... July 13, 2018 Randall Cobb expected to remain in Packers’... March 14, 2018 TV anchor’s alleged jacket theft irks Warriors April 23, 2018 7/25: CBS Evening News July 26, 2018 2018 Grammy performers announced: Nominees Childish Gambino,... January 4, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.