“Isandhlwana” by Charles Edwin Fripp
- Today in Afro History ! Activist Steve Biko is arrested by South African police in 1977. He would later die from injuries suffered during his arrest. South Africa is banned from 1964 Olympics because of apartheid.
- Today in Afro History ! The Largest ever mass immunization of yellow fever begins in West Africa in 2009 !
- Today in Afro History ! Desmond Tutu becomes the first Afro South African to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa in 1986 !
- 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 ! Activist, Medgar Evers is shot and killed in 1963. Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.
- 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.
Today in Afro History ! The Anglo-Zulu War against British colonial rule in South Africa begins in 1879 ! was last modified: December 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander