Afro History Today in Afro History ! Jazz Pianist and Band Leader, Count Basie, passes away in 1984. South Africa held its first all races election after the ending of apartheid in 1994. written by Marc Alexander April 26, 2019 This is a screen capture of Count Basie at the piano from the movie “Rhythm and Blues Revue”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Portrait of Count Basie, Aquarium, New York, N.Y. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cropped screenshot of Count Basie and his band with featured vocalist Ethel Waters from the film Stage Door Canteen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) View image | gettyimages.com Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Count Basie records “One O’Clock Jump” in 1942 !Today in Afro History ! Activist, Medgar Evers is shot and killed in 1963. Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.Today in Afro History ! Hazel Scott becomes first Afro American Woman to have her own TV show in 1950 !Today in Afro History ! Nelson Mandela is inaugurated and becomes the first Afro South African elected as President of South Africa in 1994 !Today in Afro History ! The “Soweto Uprising”. A non-violent march of over 10,000 students in Soweto, South Africa, turns violent when police open fire on the crowd in 1976. Kenneth A. Gibson becomes first Afro American Mayor of Newark in 1970 !Today in Afro History ! 200 former slaves leave Savannah Ga. to establish themselves in Liberia Africa in 1895 ! Today in Afro History ! Jazz Pianist and Band Leader, Count Basie, passes away in 1984. South Africa held its first all races election after the ending of apartheid in 1994. was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Giancarlo Esposito ! Singer, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins ! Singer, Avant ! Jamaican Sprinter, Novlene Williams-Mills ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist, Coretta Scott King ! Playwright, August Wilson ! Singer, Cuba Gooding Sr. ! You may also like Steelers release franchise sack leader Harrison December 23, 2017 Wale Says His Skin Color and Not... May 4, 2018 Woman’s Body Found In High Rise Trash... July 11, 2018 Best rookie performances of Week 16: Lattimore’s... December 25, 2017 Twin recording artists win lawsuit against rapper... May 29, 2018 Meet the chef of renowned New Orleans... June 23, 2018 New Orleans Rap Pioneer Devious on Being... April 12, 2018 Pros and cons for every 2018 NFL... April 27, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Booker T.... October 31, 2018 JABY to host 2018 International Trailblazer Awards... June 22, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.