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, 2020 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 ! Congress passes an act establishing regiments of Afro American cavalry and infantry soldiers in 1866. Later nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” !Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 !Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Hospitalized After Jamming With Billy Joel At Madison Square GardenToday in Afro History ! Arthur Lewis is awarded The Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979 ! Today in Afro History ! Joe Louis defeats John Henry Lewis in heavyweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in 1939 ! was last modified: January 1st, 2020 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 Do chimps have the same rights as... March 17, 2017 Al Rocco Taps Jackson Wang for “Bruce... July 25, 2018 Feds have had custody of separated child... July 13, 2018 ‘Suddenly Bedlam’: Passenger Describes ‘Lava Bomb’ Crashing... July 17, 2018 Williams Outduels DeGrom, Pirates Blank Mets July 29, 2018 Cops, residents host vigil for slain Denham... August 8, 2015 U.S. Imposes Tariff On Chinese Imports; Beijing... July 7, 2018 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Reggae Singer, Bunny... April 10, 2019 QB Falk selected by Titans with ‘Tom... April 28, 2018 ESPN Forecast: New playoff predictions for each... May 4, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.