Afro History 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 ! written by Marc Alexander April 28, 2019 English: Curt Anderson interviews Muhammad Ali (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Unknown –  Dutch National Archives View image | gettyimages.com English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday 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 ! 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.Today in Afro History ! Boxer, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the Heavy Weight championship in 1964 ! Elijah Muhammad passes away in 1975.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 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 ! 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 ! was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Josh Howard ! Actress, Madge Sinclair ! Musician, Robert Greenidge ! Actress, Aleisha Allen ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Musician, Edward “Duke” Ellington ! Singer, Tammi Terrell ! Rapper/Producer, Master P ! Singer, Erica Atkins-Campbell ! You may also like 'They Take You For a Joke, 'Til... April 13, 2018 Clips’ Griffin concussed after elbow to forehead January 6, 2018 Giants calling OBJ vital part of offense April 4, 2018 Aspiring Detroit R&B Singer Charged With Murder... December 5, 2017 Holness in Namibia on historic State visit July 23, 2018 Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Win Big At... May 21, 2018 Plan B reveals he 'sacrificed precious family... April 29, 2018 Op-Ed: Nas Is My Favorite Rapper, But... June 15, 2018 Saints WR Coleman (neck) out vs. Minnesota January 12, 2018 NYPD Announces New Route, Security Plan For... June 23, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.