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 Third Annual 'Mac Dre Day' July 5... June 9, 2018 Missing children – May 25 May 25, 2015 EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Goody Grace Tiptoes Between Rock... March 15, 2018 With “Come Back, Barack”, SNL Sings What... November 19, 2017 From the Bronx to City Walk: Canberra... May 27, 2018 DJDS album "Big Wave More Fire" is... May 22, 2018 Woman Fatally Shoots Ex-Husband During Argument June 29, 2018 Fore! Barkley’s odds to win golf event... July 12, 2018 SEE IT: NYPD Officer Belts Out Backstreet... November 12, 2018 Mathieu joining Texans ‘with a clean slate’ March 19, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.