By Bogaerts, Rob / Anefo
- 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 ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !
- 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 ! Arthur Ashe is inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985 !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American to win the mens singles title at Wimbledon in 1975 !
Today in Afro History ! Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe passes away in 1993. was last modified: January 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander