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 Big crowds hit downtown for Detroit Music... June 16, 2018 Kendrick Lamar first rapper to win Pulitzer... April 17, 2018 Justin Quiles Graduates From Reggaeton's Go-To Songwriter... May 30, 2018 #FBF: Former Making The Band Group Day26... March 16, 2018 Drake actually sent that invoice to Pusha... May 26, 2018 Lakers’ Ball has arthroscopic surgery on knee July 18, 2018 Cabrera, Mets Crush Pirates July 27, 2018 Five takeaways from the 2018 Hall of... February 4, 2018 Drake Was Once R&B's Savior. On 'Scorpion,'... June 30, 2018 2018 Queensland Music Awards Winners May 15, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.