- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! John Thompson becomes the first Afro American Head Coach to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in 1984 !
- 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 ! 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 ! Mayor Thomas Bradley elected as the first Afro American Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2017 by Marc Alexander