Afro History Today in Afro History ! Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics ! The Million Man March on Washington in 1995 ! written by Marc Alexander October 16, 2019 Million man march, Washington DC, 1995 – great manifestation organised by Nation of Islam (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tommie Smith and John Carlos Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 !Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act).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 ! Four Afro American students “The Greensboro Four” , stage the first sit-in protest at a lunch counter in Greensboro N.C. in 1960 !Today in Afro History ! Roy Wilkins becomes Executive Director of the NAACP in 1965 !Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895. Today in Afro History ! Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics ! The Million Man March on Washington in 1995 ! was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Jazz Trumpeter, Roy Hargrove ! NFL player, Kordell Stewart ! NBA player, Manute Bol ! Actress, Kim Wayans ! Actress, Terri J. Vaughn ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Reggae Singer, Ziggy Marley ! Hip Hop Artist, Wyclef Jean ! Female Astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison ! Actress, Sharon Leal ! Poet, Jupiter Hammon ! You may also like Man who challenged black family’s use of... July 6, 2018 Ben Simmons Leaves Drake Message on IG... January 6, 2016 Jimmy V winner Kelly: ‘Make a difference... July 19, 2018 Dozens of Minnesota moms breastfeed outside public... July 23, 2018 Alex Smith can help a more confident... May 31, 2018 Owner: NFL said to stay mum on... July 24, 2018 Seasoned Manziel is in ‘different place now’ December 12, 2014 Rap singer G-Eazy cancels Cowboys concert July 10, 2018 A bridge that's got crossed over in... May 30, 2018 NEW JACK SWING, R&B AND HIP HOP June 17, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.