Afro History Today in Afro History ! Vanessa Williams becomes the first Afro American woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983 ! written by Marc Alexander September 17, 2019 Everlasting Love (Vanessa Williams album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Silver & Gold (Vanessa Williams album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Español: Vanessa Williams (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Vanessa Williams at pre-opening of Otarian NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Jazz Legend Max Roach passes away in 2007.Today in Afro History ! Bernhard Goetz shoots four Afro American youths on N.Y.C. subway train in 1988.Today in Afro History ! Sgt. William H. Carney becomes first Afro American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1900 !Today in Afro History ! Edward W. Brooke becomes the first Afro American Senator in 1966 !Today in Afro History ! Author/Activist, Booker T. Washington passes away in 1915.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 ! Today in Afro History ! Vanessa Williams becomes the first Afro American woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983 ! was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Rapper, Doug E. Fresh ! NBA player, Rasheed Wallace ! Actor, Malik Yoba ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actress, Jada Pinkett Smith ! Actress, Holly Robinson Peete ! NBA player, Serge Ibaka ! Comedian/Actress, Aisha Tyler ! Singer, Ricky Bell ! You may also like Congressman On How To Defeat ISIS: Get... May 19, 2016 National Concert Week May 3, 2018 Haitian President appeals for calm after border... August 21, 2018 Report: Mariah Carey Is Being Accused Of... April 16, 2018 2 Killed In DUI Crash On 605... July 16, 2018 Thai boys not ready to dive to... July 7, 2018 2nd suspect arrested in slaying of rapper... July 11, 2018 The “Best Part” Of HER And Daniel... June 25, 2018 Urgency surrounds rescue mission in Thailand as... July 6, 2018 Everything Is Love: New Beyonce and Jay... June 18, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.