Afro History Today in Afro History ! Milton L. Olive III becomes the first Afro American to receive The Congressional Medal of Honor for the Vietnam War in 1966. Nina Simone passes away in 2003. written by Marc Alexander April 21, 2019 Private First Class Milton Lee Olive, III, United States Army, Medal of Honor recipient for actions in the Vietnam War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) View image | gettyimages.com By Kroon, Ron / Anefo Nina Simone Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali is stripped of title for refusing to be drafted into Vietnam War in 1967 ! Samuel Lee Gravely becomes first Afro admiral in U.S. Navy !Today in Afro History ! Speed Skater, Shani Davis becomes the first Afro athlete to win an individual gold medal in the Winter Olympics in 2006 !Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Politician, Barbara Jordan ! Singer/Activist, Nina Simone ! Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe ! Sprinter, Leroy Burrell !Today in Afro History ! The Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Fight III (The Thrilla in Manila) 1975 !Today in Afro History ! Lee Elder becomes the first Afro American to play in golf’s Masters Tournament ! (Augusta Georgia 1975)Today in Afro History ! The United Negro College fund is Founded in 1944 ! Charles “Chuck” Cooper becomes the first Afro American player to be drafted by an NBA team ! He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1950. Today in Afro History ! Milton L. Olive III becomes the first Afro American to receive The Congressional Medal of Honor for the Vietnam War in 1966. Nina Simone passes away in 2003. was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthday ! NBA player, Rodney Stuckey ! NFL player, Tarvaris Jackson ! Actor, Brian J. White ! Gospel singer, Clara Ward ! NFL player, Carnell “Cadillac” Williams ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NFL player, Marshawn Lynch ! Jazz performer Charles Mingus ! MLB player, Dee Gordon ! Actress, Sherri Shepherd ! NBA player, DeJuan Blair ! You may also like Trump calls Strzok a "disgrace," claims Mueller... July 15, 2018 Belichick reminds Patriots no late pass for... January 3, 2018 Search On For 11th Suspect In #JusticeForJunior... July 5, 2018 Music Review: Lizzy Latimer – 'Can't Cage... June 24, 2018 Treat Yourself To SiR's Sweet New Album,... January 19, 2018 NBA to broadcast G League games on... December 13, 2017 Chiefs Hall of Fame announcement brings Tony... January 29, 2018 Dodgers Score 5 In Eighth Inning To... June 24, 2018 Former Colts coach Pagano thanks fans in... January 14, 2018 7/23 CBS2 Monday Morning Weather Headlines July 23, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.