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 Black Twitter Forms Like Voltron To Defend... January 9, 2018 LB Smith arrested again, held on $500K... April 8, 2018 Todd Haley brings instant credibility with offensive... January 23, 2018 Cardi B's Lisa Left Eye Lopes Tribute... April 16, 2018 Vote for Your Favorite Male R&B/Pop Artist... June 23, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson... October 30, 2018 Video: 72-Year-Old Man Allegedly Chases Neighbor With... July 10, 2018 Stream Chris Brown's "Heartbreak On A Full... October 31, 2017 Chance the Rapper interview: Special Olympics headliner... July 16, 2018 Do multivitamins show any benefit for heart... July 10, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.