Afro History 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 ! written by Marc Alexander March 30, 2020 1870 celebration of the Fifteenth Amendment as a guarantee of African American voting rights (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Alfred Waud The First Vote Related PostsToday in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1870, which granted voting rights regardless of race.Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 !Today in Afro History ! Thomas Mundy Peterson becomes the first Afro American to vote because of the 15th Amendment in 1870 !Today in Afro History ! Fifteen West African countries sign “The Treaty of Lagos” in 1975, creating the Economic Community of West African States !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 ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 ! 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 ! was last modified: March 30th, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Tracy Chapman ! Rapper, MC Hammer ! NFL player, Richard Sherman ! Actress, Leleti Khumalo ! Sprinter, Obadele Thompson ! Former U.S. Ambassador, Mercer Cook ! next post Today’s Afro Birthday ! Jack Johnson, first Afro American Heavyweight Champion ! Actor, Tony Cox ! NBA player, Steve Smith ! You may also like Woman accuses singer R. Kelly of sexual... May 22, 2018 Cardi B’s Husband Offset Arrested On Felony... July 21, 2018 Caught On Camera: Car Door Ripped Off... July 14, 2018 Hamden 2018 Free Summer Concert Series: Complete... June 12, 2018 Ro James And BJ The Chicago Kid's... April 12, 2018 Woman charged with attempted murder in beating... July 13, 2018 ‘Overwhelming likelihood’ Suns keep top pick May 26, 2018 Texas Inmate Climbs Atop Deputy’s Moving Car... July 26, 2018 City helps boy get a permit for... July 18, 2018 Local band spreads the jam April 26, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.