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 ! Kurt Lidell Schmoke becomes the first Afro American Mayor of Baltimore in 1987 !Today in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !Today in Afro History ! Dr. Daniel Hale Williams becomes the first Afro American to perform open heart surgery in 1893 !Today in Afro History ! Whites attack Afro American residents in Rosewood Florida, killing eight people in 1923.Today in Afro History ! George Coleman Poage becomes the first Afro American to win a medal in an Olympic Games. He won two bronze medals in the 1904 Olympics !Today in Afro History ! Henry O. Flipper becomes the first Afro American to graduate from West Point in 1877 ! 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 Police Arrest Man Accused Of Taking R.... December 12, 2017 Chief Beck: UCLA Gunman Had ‘Kill List’... June 2, 2016 NFL side hustles: How players are making... July 9, 2018 The dire diagnosis of Tiny Archibald is... February 19, 2018 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Blues Singer, Bobby... January 27, 2019 The 2018 JUNO Awards Broadcast Recognizes Rising... March 26, 2018 Harley-Davidson vs. Trump: Who’s right, who’s wrong June 26, 2018 'Love & Hip Hop: New York' News:... November 16, 2017 DeMarco Murray retires after seven seasons July 13, 2018 Some progress vs. wildfires raging in drought-stricken... July 9, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.