Afro History Today in Afro History ! William H. Hastie becomes the first Afro American Governor of The U.S. Virgin Islands in 1946 ! written by Marc Alexander May 7, 2019 William H. Hastie was the first African American appointed to a United States Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HON. WILLIAM H. HASTIE – CHAMPION OF JUSTICE – NARA – 535685 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Judge William H. Hastie, dean of the Howard University Law School, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War, ca. 1941 – NARA – 535835 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! William H. Hastie, becomes the first Afro American judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1949 !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 ! The Post- Apartheid South African Government/ANC, takes control of the Ciskei homeland in 1994 !Today in Afro History ! Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk passes away in 1982.Today in Afro History ! Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity founded at Howard University in 1914 ! Fisk University founded in 1866 !Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist/Author, Frederick Douglas passes away in 1895. Today in Afro History ! William H. Hastie becomes the first Afro American Governor of The U.S. Virgin Islands in 1946 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Thelma Houston ! NBA player, Shawn Marion ! NFL player, Earl Thomas ! NFL player, Rueben Randle ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Kemba Walker ! NFL player, Ronnie Lott ! NFL Coach, Lovie Smith ! Boxer, Sonny Liston ! Blues guitarist, Robert Johnson ! Poet, Phillis Wheatley ! You may also like No days off: Pats practice despite blizzard,... January 4, 2018 Bump J Delivers First Post-Prison Album 'I... June 22, 2018 Annapolis shooting suspect damaged fingerprints to thwart... June 29, 2018 Judge to Gilberto Nunez: "You believe that... July 29, 2018 Jets cut WR Kerley a week after... December 18, 2017 7/15 CBS2 Sunday Morning Weather Headlines July 15, 2018 Russell Wilson throws 3 INTs as Seahawks’... December 11, 2017 Review: Chromeo's 'Head Over Heels' Clings to... June 15, 2018 Fifteen years haven’t fixed Browns’ fortunes since... December 29, 2017 7/16/18: Red and Blue July 17, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.