- Today in Afro History ! Desmond Tutu becomes the first Afro South African to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa in 1986 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in 1979 !
- Today in Afro History ! Phylicia Rashad wins a tony for leading role in ” A Raisin in the Sun ” in 2004 ! Civil Rights Activist James Meredith is shot while marching across Mississippi in 1966.
- Today in Afro History ! Janelle Commissiong becomes first Afro Miss Universe in 1977 !
- Today in Afro History ! The United Nations passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s apartheid in 1962 !
- Today in Afro History ! Governor George Wallace tries to prevent Afro American Students from registering at the University of Alabama in 1963. Vivian Malone Jones being escorted in by Deputy U.S. Attorney General.
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 ! was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Marc Alexander