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 ! Author/Activist, Booker T. Washington passes away in 1915.Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Jemison becomes a NASA astronaut in 1987 ! She would eventually be the first Afro American woman in space.Today in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 ! 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 Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes To Get Surgery On... July 25, 2018 Hip hop artist: Trump 'irrelevant' to music... July 28, 2018 New Music: G-Eazy feat. Blac Youngsta &... June 23, 2018 Superstorm Sandy Restoration Work At Queens Midtown... July 20, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Congress passes... July 28, 2019 'Straight White Men' starring Armie Hammer is... July 24, 2018 Rapper XXXTentacion Shot in Florida June 18, 2018 Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins says he and Deshaun... April 18, 2018 Young Pistons don't wilt under playoff spotlight... April 18, 2016 Judge says government "gets credit" for reuniting... July 28, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.