Afro History Today in Afro History ! The first Afro American owned TV station ( WGPR-TV) begins airing in Detroit Michigan in 1975 ! written by Marc Alexander September 29, 2019 WGPR station ID, 1980s. Variations of this “rainbow” logo would be used until CBS purchased it in 1995. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Author, Richard N. Wright passes away in 1960 ! Ernie Davis becomes the first Afro American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961 !Today in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 !Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.Today in Afro History ! Dr. Daniel Hale Williams becomes the first Afro American to perform open heart surgery in 1893 !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 ! The first Afro American owned TV station ( WGPR-TV) begins airing in Detroit Michigan in 1975 ! was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Kevin Durant ! NFL player, Calvin Johnson ! TV Host, Bryant Gumbel ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Frankie Lymon ! Singer, Cissy Houston ! Singer, Marilyn McCoo ! Singer, Patrice Rushen ! Singer, Miki Howard ! WNBA player, Bria Hartley ! Singer, T-Pain ! You may also like DeRozan shows form that could take Raptors... April 18, 2018 Fenton hails outgoing VP Arscott July 29, 2018 LA Times Restaurant Critic Jonathan Gold Dies... July 22, 2018 Cuba, US still to reach agreement May 23, 2015 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! DJ Jam Master... January 21, 2020 ‘Sweatlag:’ New Workout To Beat Your Jet... July 13, 2018 Gauging NFL draft’s top six picks: Barkley,... April 23, 2018 JPEGMAFIA Releases “Millenium” and Announces Tour July 10, 2018 Pusha T's "Daytona" Debuts At #1 On... June 4, 2018 Lowe: Five crucial Game 1 insights for... June 1, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.