- Today in Afro History ! Singer/Actress, Aaliyah dies in plane crash in 2001.
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !
- 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 ! Dr. Betty Shabazz, (wife of Malcolm X) passes away in 1997.
- Today in Afro History ! Singer, Marvin Gaye is killed in 1984.
Today in Afro History ! Sammy Davis Jr. passes away in 1990. was last modified: May 1st, 2018 by Marc Alexander