Afro History Today in Afro History ! O.J. Simpson becomes the first NFL player to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season in 1973 ! written by Marc Alexander December 16, 2018 Cropped from Football star/actor/accused murderer O.J. Simpson, with his daughter, Sydney Brooke Simpson, at the Kahala Hilton Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Embed from Getty Images Related PostsToday in Afro History ! O.J. Simpson is acquitted of murder in 1995. Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993.Today in Afro History ! Gwendolyn Brooks receives Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 !Today in Afro History ! Edward W. Brooke becomes the first Afro American Senator in 1966 !Today in Afro History ! James Byrd Jr. is dragged to death in Jasper, Texas in a racially motivated hate crime. (1998)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 ! Civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner are murdered in Mississippi by Klu Klux Klan in 1964. Today in Afro History ! O.J. Simpson becomes the first NFL player to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season in 1973 ! was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Comedian/Actor, J.B. Smoove ! NFL player, William “The Refrigerator” Perry ! NFL player, Antrel Rolle ! Sprinter, Donovan Bailey ! Singer, Michael McCary ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Ernie Hudson ! Singer, Eddie Kendricks ! Singer, Art Neville ! You may also like Former NJ Archbishop Theodore McCarrick Resigns As... July 28, 2018 Ravens’ Harbaugh lauds QB Jackson’s accuracy May 5, 2018 Mary J. Blige Lists New Jersey Mansion... February 20, 2018 150-yr-old dispensary in old city being demolished,... December 25, 2017 No NFL penalty for Lions, Patricia from... May 21, 2018 Follow live: Rockets, Warriors aim to grab... May 19, 2018 Janelle Monae Premieres Alternative-Infused 'Pynk' Featuring Grimes April 10, 2018 Romo Gets Save, Plays Third In Rays’... July 25, 2018 Cast of "Luke Cage" Explain To "The... June 23, 2018 Sources: Fiedorowicz’s career may be cut short December 10, 2017 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.