- Today in Afro History ! The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar changes it’s name to The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964 ! Muhammad Ali wins first pro fight in 1960 !
- Today in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali is convicted of draft evasion after refusing induction into the armed services in 1967 ! Harry Belafonte become the first Afro American to win an Emmy in 1960 !
- Today in Afro History ! Muhammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans, making him the first Heavyweight to win the Championship title three times !
- 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 ! Joe Black becomes the first Afro American pitcher to win a World Series Game in 1952 ! Muhammad Ali Defeats Joe Frazier in Manilla Philippines called ” The Thriller in Manilla ” in 1975 !
- Today 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 ! Muhammad Ali in his 61st and final fight, loses to Trevor Berbick in 1981 ! was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by Marc Alexander