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, 2020 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 Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified in 1870, which granted voting rights regardless of race.Today in Afro History ! The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is adopted in 1870, which prohibits the denying of any citizen the right to vote based on race or color !Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Jemison becomes a NASA astronaut in 1987 ! She would eventually be the first Afro American woman in space.Today in Afro History ! Bernhard Goetz shoots four Afro American youths on N.Y.C. subway train in 1988. 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, 2020 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 State to Reauthorize, Monitor Visitors Bureau April 11, 2018 Pelton mail: Are Cavs’ chances overrated in... April 29, 2018 Popular Kenyan priest, suspended for rapping, hasn't... June 29, 2018 Lakers’ Wagner sidelined by knee, ankle injuries July 11, 2018 17 New Music Books to Read This... June 12, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon,... December 25, 2019 T.O. on Hall of Fame plan: Not... July 19, 2018 Hip Hop Week In Review: Mid-Year Recap,... July 22, 2018 Famed Christmas Tree Arrives At Rockefeller Center November 11, 2018 Sources: CB Beal wants in supplemental draft June 6, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.