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JANUARY 24

1874 Arthur A. Schomburg (Puerto Rican African-American Historian) Arthur A. Schomburg African-American History Latin-American Studies
1925 Maria Tallchief (Oklahoma-born Native-American Prima Ballerina) Oklahoma Performing Artists Ballet Native American Heritage Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1941 Aaron Neville (New Orleans-born African-American Popular Singer) New Orleans Performing Artists Popular Musicians The Neville Borthers Official Web Site
1964 Maya Christina Gonzalez (California-born Latin-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Maya Christina Gonzalez American Artists Young-adult Author Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1903 Robert Bruce Bagby (First African American to Serve on the Indianapolis, Indiana City Council: 1877-79) Indianapolis, Indiana African-American Political and Social Leaders Indiana Historical Society
1993 Thurgood Marshall (Maryland-born First African-American Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Thurgood Marshall U.S. Supreme Court Famous African Americans
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1826 Creek Indians Sign Treaty of Washington Ceding Substantial Land in Present-day Georgia Georgia Creek Indians Treaty of Washington University of Georgia
1838 U.S. Soldiers Capture Forty Seminole Indians at Florida's Loxahatchee River Florida Seminole Indians War Florida Historical Society
1840 Seminole Indians Attack U.S. Soldiers and Kill Four Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1938 Jack & Jill of America Is Founded in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennyslvania Child Advocacy Jack & Jill of America African American Registry
1960 Martin Luther King Jr. Becomes Co-pastor with His Father of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion National Park Service University of Georgia
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Preaches at Charleston, West Virginia's First Baptist Church Charleston, West Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion West Virginia Archives
1974 James Baldwin's A Deed from the King of Spain Is Produced in New York City James Baldwin Plays African-American Authors & Illustrators National Council of Teachers of English
1977 Horace Ward Is First African-American Judge on Georgia's Superior Court Georgia Law and Legal Resources African-American History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1987 20,000 Civil Rights Demonstrators March in Cummings, Georgia Georgia Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American History University of Georgia

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