Afro History Today in Afro History ! Singer/Actor/Athlete/Activist, Paul Robeson passes away in 1976. written by Marc Alexander January 23, 2019 Cap and Skull society members Class of 1919; Paul Robeson at far left. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Paul Robeson, world famous Negro baritone, leading Moore Shipyard (Oakland, CA) workers in singing the Star Spangled Ba – NARA – 535874 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Scene in O’Neill’s All God’s Chillun’ Got Wings in which Paul Robeson kissed Mary Blair’s hand and created a national uproar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Unknown – College Football Hall of Fame, PD-US, Paul Robeson By Gordon Parks, Office of War Information; Related PostsPilot killed in Hudson River small plane crashToday in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.Today in Afro History ! Actress, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first Afro American woman to receive an Academy Award in 1940 !Today in Afro History ! Robert S. Abbott publishes Chicago’s first Afro newspaper “The Chicago Defender” in 1905 ! Moneta Sleet wins Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1969 !Today in Afro History ! The Pennsylvania Abolition Society ( the first abolition society) founded by Anthony Benezet and others in 1775 !Today in Afro History ! Mary Jane Patterson becomes the first Afro American woman to earn a B. A. Degree when she receives her Degree from Oberlin College in 1862 ! Today in Afro History ! Singer/Actor/Athlete/Activist, Paul Robeson passes away in 1976. was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Editor/Journalist, Susan L. Taylor ! Author, Derek Walcott ! NBA player, Larry Hughes ! Singer, Anita Pointer ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Aaron Neville ! Model/Actress Kenya Moore ! Actress, Tatyana Ali ! You may also like Summer Of Kindness: N.J. Mother, Daughter Spend... July 13, 2018 Pranksters plant marijuana in Wyoming city’s flower... July 16, 2018 Popular children's group, 'The String Beans,' visit... July 25, 2018 Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and More Celebs... June 12, 2018 Sources: George tells OKC he will not... June 28, 2018 Barnwell: Should NFL teams rest starters in... January 12, 2018 Interstate Bhaderwah-Chamba road March 19, 2018 Win Tickets to an R&B Mother's Day... March 12, 2018 Mary J. Blige To Receive 'Icon' Award... November 28, 2017 George excited to hear of Hayward’s progress March 21, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.