- 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 !
- Today in Afro History ! Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 !
- Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895.
- Today in Afro History ! The southeastern region of Nigeria declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, which started a 2 1/2 year civil war in 1967.
- Today in Afro History ! The Lusaka Protocol is signed in Zambia, ending a 19 year civil war in 1994.
- Today in Afro History ! Civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner are murdered in Mississippi by Klu Klux Klan in 1964.
Today in Afro History ! The murderer of civil rights activist Medgar Evers is finally convicted over thirty years later in 1994. Bob Douglas becomes the first Afro American inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972 ! was last modified: January 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander