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 Bad Boys: 8 Controversial R&B Singers March 29, 2018 Who had the best sneakers of Week... April 1, 2018 CCJ not a priority for St Lucia... July 7, 2018 Tourist boat capsizes on lake, sinks, killing... July 20, 2018 NBA Finals bold predictions, MVP favorites and... June 4, 2018 Kendrick Lamar leads 2018 "Billboard" Music Awards... April 17, 2018 Telangana: Collector is threatening, say farmers May 13, 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018: Complete List of... May 20, 2018 New Jersey Takes First Steps To Transition... July 10, 2018 Review: Chris Brown's "Heartbreak On A Full... November 15, 2017 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.