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, 2020 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’s Afro Birthdays ! Politician, Barbara Jordan ! Singer/Activist, Nina Simone ! Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe ! Sprinter, Leroy Burrell !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 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: March 27th, 2020 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 3 kids dead, 1 wounded in separate... July 9, 2018 Tufton: Time to act on rainwater harvesting... July 6, 2015 FTRZ Celebrates Sobriety In 'Models' Video, Talks... June 11, 2018 Cops using Jamaica House premises as thoroughfare... May 24, 2015 KEXP Taps OCnotes to Host New Show... May 8, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Anguilla becomes... December 19, 2019 The Dish: Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan July 28, 2018 Rookie Royce Freeman could finally be Denver’s... June 25, 2018 Jaguar escapes, kills 6 animals at New... July 14, 2018 Cycle track, walkway from Nehru Park to... March 30, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.