- Today in Afro History ! The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment that was composed of Afro American solders, attack Fort Wagner in 1863 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jane Bolin becomes the first Afro American woman Judge in the United States. She was appointed by N.Y.C Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia to The Court of Domestic Relations in 1939 !
- Today in Afro History ! Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first Afro American on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967 !
- Today in Afro History ! Edith Sampson is appointed as the first Afro American delegate to the United Nations in 1950 !
- Today in Afro History ! “Freedom’s Journal”, the first Afro American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. Founded in 1827 !
- Today in Afro History ! Carol Mosley Braun becomes the first Afro American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 !
Today in Afro History ! The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, an all Afro army volunteer unit was activated in 1943, making them the first Afro American paratroopers. AKA “The Triple Nickels” was last modified: December 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander