- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !
- Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington D.C. is declared a national shrine in 1922 !
- Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895.
- Today in Afro History ! 2 years after The Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston Texas are finally informed of their freedom in 1865 . Celebrated as “Juneteenth” !
- Today in Afro History ! Frederick Douglas escapes slavery disguised as a sailor in 1838 !
Today in Afro History ! Washington D.C. abolishes slavery in 1862 ! ( The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act). was last modified: March 31st, 2018 by Marc Alexander