- 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 ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !
- Today in Afro History ! Doug Williams becomes the first Afro American quarterback to play in the Superbowl, leading Washington to victory over Denver in 1988 !
- Today in Afro History ! Andrew Brimmer is sworn in as the first Afro American member of the Federal Reserve Board in 1966 ! Rapper, Notorious B.I.G. is killed in 1997.
- Today in Afro History ! Singer, Marvin Gaye is killed in 1984.
- Today in Afro History ! Singer/Actress, Aaliyah dies in plane crash in 2001.
Today in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 ! was last modified: March 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander