- Today in Afro History ! Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce dies in plane crash in 1996 !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today in Afro History ! The Montgomery Bus Boycott begins in 1955 !
- 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 ! Jean-Bertrand Aristide is sworn in as Haiti’s first democratically elected President in 1991 !
- Today in Afro History! Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Afro American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968 !
Today in Afro History ! Ron Brown is elected Chairman of the “Democratic National Committee”, making him the first Afro American to lead a major American political party in 1989 ! was last modified: January 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander