- Today in Afro History ! Doug Williams becomes the first Afro American quarterback to play in the Superbowl, leading Washington to victory over Denver in 1988 !
- Today in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 !
- Today in Afro History ! Andrew Brimmer is sworn in as the first Afro American member of the Federal Reserve Board in 1966 ! Rapper, Notorious B.I.G. is killed in 1997.
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz singer, Joe Williams passes away in 1999.
- Today in Afro History ! The 1967 Newark riots erupted because of police racial profiling, lack of quality education and jobs. Ended on july 17 after 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz Trumpeter, Clifford Brown passes away in 1956.
Today in Afro History ! Mayor Thomas Bradley elected as the first Afro American Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2020 by Marc Alexander