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DECEMBER 22

1905 James Porter (Maryland-born African-American Painter, Educator, Art Historian ) Maryland Artists American Artists Educators of Note African-American Artists African American Heritage
1908 Giacomo Manzu (Italian Sculptor) Italian Artists
1939 Jerry Pinkney (Pennsylvania-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded 4 Caldecott Medals) Jerry Pinkney Primary Children's Authors American Artists African American Artists Awarded 4 Caldecott Medals - 2000 for The Ugly Duckling, in 1995 for John Henry by Julius Lester, in 1990 for The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci, and in 1989 for Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack
1960 Jean-Michel Basquiat (New York City-born African-American Artist) Jean-Michel Basquiat American Artists African-American Artists Latin-American Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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