Afro History Today in Afro History ! Willy T. Ribbs becomes the first Afro American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1991 ! written by Marc Alexander May 19, 2019 English: Racing driver Willy T. Ribbs, photographed at Sears Point International Raceway in 1984. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Willy T. Ribbs – 1991 CART Race – Laguna Seca – October 1991 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! The southeastern region of Nigeria declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, which started a 2 1/2 year civil war in 1967.Today in Afro History ! Abolitionist, John Brown led a revolt in 1856, which is now known as The Pottawatomie Massacre !Today in Afro History ! Activist, Medgar Evers is shot and killed in 1963. Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.Today in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington receives honorary degree from Harvard University in 1896 !Today in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !Today in Afro History ! David Dinkins becomes the first Afro American Mayor of New York City in 1989 ! Today in Afro History ! Willy T. Ribbs becomes the first Afro American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1991 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist, Malcolm X ! Writer, Lorraine Hansberry ! NBA player, Kevin Garnett ! Singer, Grace Jones ! NFL player, London Fletcher ! NBA player, Mario Chalmers ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Naturi Naughton ! Rapper, Busta Rhymes ! You may also like Police Arrest Suspect In Menacing Aboard Manhattan... July 17, 2018 Doco Claims R Kelly Trained 14-Year Old... March 28, 2018 ‘It’s Not Political, It’s A Human Issue:’... February 22, 2018 T.O. on Hall of Fame plan: Not... July 19, 2018 Think tank conducts poll on whether Trump... August 21, 2018 Rating how active every team will be... February 28, 2018 Mariota happy for protege Tagovailoa’s success January 9, 2018 Cop placed on leave after video of... July 17, 2018 Inspector warned duck boat company of design... July 21, 2018 COMMENT: Derry News columnist PAT McART ruminates... May 6, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.