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

JANUARY 6

1751 Josť Campeche (Puerto Rican Artist) Josť Campeche Latin-American Studies
1811 Charles Sumner (Massachusetts-born U.S. Senator) Charles Sumner U.S. Senate Abolition
1884 Harry Pace (Georgia-born African-American Publisher, Music Executive, Attorney) Harry Pace U.S. Government Jazz African American Business Leaders
1920 Earl Kim (California-born Asian-American Composer) California Composers Composers Asian-American Composers
1957 Nancy Lopez (California-born Latin-American Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Nancy Lopez Golf Hall of Fame Latin-Mexican American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Dizzy Gillespie (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Musician) Dizzy Gillespie Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1996 Maude Kegg (Minnesota-born Native-American Bead Artist, Oral Historian, Author) Minnesota Authors Native-American Heritage American Aritsts American Authors Minnesota Historical Society
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1773 Massachusetts Slave Petitions the Colonial Government for Increased Rights Massachusetts Slavery African-American History U.S. History PBS
1832 William Lloyd Garrison Founds New England Anti-Slavery Society in Boston's African Meeting House Boston Slavery African -American History Museum of Afro-American History National Park Service
1863 The California Legislature Convenes for the First Time, Expressing Its Support for the Emancipation Proclamation and the Union California Government Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War Historic Firsts Learn California
1869 Classes Begin at Howard University Law School Law & Legal Resources Education African-American History Howard University
1921 Janesville, Wisconsin's Federation of Women Decide to "Censor" Movies and Vaudeville in the City Janesville, Wisconsin Women Stage & Theater Film Wisconsin Historical Society
1921 Janesville, Wisconsin's Federation of Women Decide to "Censor" Movies and Vaudeville in the City Janesville, Wisconsin Women Stage & Theater Film Wisconsin Historical Society
1948 Edith De Voe Sworn In As First African-American Member of the Regular Navy Nurse Corps American Military Leaders Health Care Professionals African American Military Leaders Women Historic Firsts African American Registry
1961 Federal Judge Orders University of Georgia to Begin Admitting African-American Students Georgia Education African American Heritage Historic Firsts University of Georgia University of Georgia
1966 Harold R Perry Becomes Second African-American Roman Catholic Bishop Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Catholicism Famous African Americans Black Catholic Chicago
1968 350 San Francisco State University Faculty Go on Strike San Francisco Education Labor U.S. Civil Rights Movement San Francisco State University
1984 Robert N.C. Nix of Pennsylvania Is Inaugurated as the First African-American Chief Justice of Any State Supreme Court Pennsylvania Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts African American Political and Social Leaders Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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