By Robert L. Knudsen – LBJ
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! The 1967 Newark riots erupted because of police racial profiling, lack of quality education and jobs. Ended on july 17 after 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- Today in Afro History ! Evander Holyfield defeats George Forman in Heavyweight Championship fight in 1991 !
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
- Today in Afro History ! Freedom rides begin in 1961 ! The First of the freedom riders left from Washington D.C. !
- 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