By Robert L. Knudsen – LBJ
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- Today in Afro History ! Evander Holyfield defeats George Forman in Heavyweight Championship fight in 1991 !
- Today in Afro History ! Freedom rides begin in 1961 ! The First of the freedom riders left from Washington D.C. !
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
- Today in Afro History ! Otis Redding records “RESPECT” in 1965 !
- Today in Afro History ! Singer, Marvin Gaye is killed in 1984.
Today in Afro History ! Andrew Brimmer is sworn in as the first Afro American member of the Federal Reserve Board in 1966 ! Rapper, Notorious B.I.G. is killed in 1997. was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by Marc Alexander