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JANUARY 15

1810 Abigail Kelley Foster (Massachusetts-born Abolitionist and Women's Suffragist) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Abolition Female American Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage
1929 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Georgia-born Leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. American Civil Rights Movement Famous African-Americans 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
1933 Ernest J. Gaines (Louisiana-born African-American Author of Miss Jane Pittman) Ernest J. Gaines African-American Authors
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1867 The Bayland Orphans' Home for Boys Is Organized in Houston, Texas by Confederate Veterans Houston, Texas American Civil War Child Advocacy Community and Human Resources Texas State Historical Association
1908 Alpha Kappa Alpha Is Founded at Howard University as the First African-American Greek Sorority Education African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Howard University African American Registry
1923 Delaware Is the Last State to Provide Women Membership to the State Bar Delaware Women Law and Legal Resources Delaware State Bar Association State of Delaware
1951 In Feiner v. New York, U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Limits of First Amendment Rights to Free Speech The U.S. Supreme Court Religion The First Amendment Law and Legal Resources First Amendment Center
1961 The Supremes Sign with Motown Records The Supremes African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1981 Bob Gibson Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures The Television News Archive

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