- 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’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- 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 first Pan African Conference held in London in 1900 ! James R. Jordan Sr. ( Father of Michael Jordan ) passes away in 1993 !
- Today in Afro History ! The murderer of civil rights activist Medgar Evers is finally convicted over thirty years later in 1994. Bob Douglas becomes the first Afro American inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972 !
- Today in Afro History ! The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins in 1955 !
Today in Afro History ! Michael Jordan returns to Bulls after a 17 month retirement in 1995. Phoenix is striped of hosting the Super Bowl after Arizona refused to recognize MLK Holiday in 1991. was last modified: March 19th, 2018 by Marc Alexander