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


1894 Charles A. Dudley (Texas-born African-American Civil Rights Advocate) Charles A. Dudley Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders
1915 Dean Dixon (New York City-born African-American Orchestral Conductor) Dean Dixon Classical Music African-American Performing Artists
1916 Eldzier Cortor (Virginia-born African-American Artist) Eldzier Cortor American Artists African American Artists
1938 Willie McCovey (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Willie McCovey Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1948 Teresa Graves (Texas-born African-American Actress) Teresa Graves Actors African American Performing Artists
1949 George Foreman (Texas-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) George Foreman Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1959 Chandra Cheeseborough (Florida-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Chandra Cheeseborough Track and Field Hall of Fame Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
1973 Glen Robinson (Indiana-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Glen Robinson Basketball African American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1849 Lincoln Proposes Amendment to Bill to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia District of Columbia U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Slavery Lincoln Logs
1866 African-American Delegates Meeting in Augusta Form the Georgia Equal Rights Association Georgia Civil Rights African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1870 Georgia General Assembly Convenes, Including African-American Legislators Expelled in 1868 Georgia Civil Rights African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1878 An Amendment to Extend Voting Rights to Women Is First Introduced in U.S. Congress U.S. Congress Women Women's Suffrage U.S. Constitution Historic Firsts Virginia State Board of Elections
1888 A.B. Blackburn Receives U.S. Patent #375,362 for a Railway Signal Patents and Trademarks Railroad Inventors and Inventions African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors Assistance League African American Registry
1956 Georgia's Governor Tells the General Assembly to Uphold Segregation in Schools Georgia Education Racism Brown v. Board of Education University of Georgia
1957 Six Pre-dawn Bombings Damage African-American Churches and Homes in Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Racism Terrorism Alabama Archives
1959 Federal Judge Orders Georgia State College to Stop Refusing to Admit African-American Students Georgia Education Racism Georgia State University University of Georgia
To Avoid Integration Georgia's Colleges Are Advised to Quit Accepting New Student Applications Georgia Education Racism University of Georgia
1961 The First Two African-American Students Enroll at the University of Georgia Georgia Education Racism University of Georgia University of Georgia
1966 Georgia House of Representatives Votes Not to Seat Julian Bond Georgia Julian Bond Racism African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1967 Edward Brooke (MA) Seated as First African-American Elected to U.S. Senate by Popular Vote Edward Brooke U.S. Senate Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New York Times

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