Return Today in the History of America's Diversity Heritage Return

JANUARY 3

1793 Lucretia Mott (Massachusetts-born Rights Activist, Abolitionist) Lucretia Mott Quaker Religion Human Rights/Civil Rights Women Abolition
1834 Alonzo Jacob Ransier (South Carolina-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress) Alonzo Jacob Ransier U.S. Congress African American Political and Social Leaders
1871 Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate (Tennessee-born African-American Religious Leader) Mary Magdalena Lewis Tate Religious Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders
1929 Anthony Chen (Jamaican-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Anthony Chen American Artists Asian-American Heritage
1938 Alma Flor Ada (Cuban-born Latin-American Children's Author) Alma Flor Ada Primary Children's Authors Hispanic Heritage
1970 Chris Soentpiet (South Korean-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Chris Soentpiet Primary Children's Authors Artists Asian-American Heritage
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1624 William Tucker, the First African-American Born in America, Is Baptized in Jamestown Colony Jamestown Colony African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry Find-a-Grave
1823 Joseph Hernandez Seated as Florida Territory's First U.S. Congressional Representative Florida U.S. Congress Hispanic Heritage Florida Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Transmits to Senate Treaty with Tribe of Potawatomi Indians U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Potawatomi Indians Lincoln Logs
1895 19 Hopi Leaders From Arizona Are Imprisoned in California for Failure to Comply with U.S. Government Rules Arizona California Hopi Crime Learn California
1955 Iris Faircloth Blitch Sworn in as First Georgia Woman Elected for a Full Term in Congress Georgia U.S. Congress Women Historic First University of Georgia
1973 Andrew Young Sworn in As Georgia's First African-American Congressman Since 1871 Georgia Andrew Young U.S. Congress African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1987 Allan Hendrickse Protests South Africa's Apartheid with Swim at Whites-only Beach South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid South African History Online
Aretha Franklin Is First Woman Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Aretha Franklin Women African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame History Channel
1989 The Arsenio Hall Show Premieres Television African-American Performing Artists The Internet Movie Database
1990 Ousted Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, Surrenders to U.S. Troops Manuel Noriega Hispanic Heritage New York Times

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