As African states became independent, the Soviet Union offered many of their citizens the chance to study in Russia. Over a period of 40 years, about 400,000 African students from various countries moved to Russia to pursue higher studies, including many Black Africans. This extended beyond the Soviet Union to many countries of the Eastern bloc.
The Supreme Court declares all state laws prohibiting interracial marriage to be unconstitutional, de facto legalizing interracial relationships in the USA.
Barack Hussein Obama II, a son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas, becomes the 44 US President.