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


1798 William Apess (Massachusetts-born Native-American Writer) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Native American Authors and Illustrators American Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1844 Richard Theodore Greener (First African-American Graduate of Harvard University) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Harvard University African American Registry
1911 Roy Eldridge (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Musicians Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1928 Ruth Brown (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Ruth Brown Jazz and Blues 1989 Tony Award for Actress in a Musical 1989 Grammy Award for Jazz 1993 Inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1940 Sterling Plumpp (Mississippi-born African-American Poet) Mississippi Authors and Illustrators Poetry African-Amercan Authors and Illustrators
1945 Michael Dorris (Kentucky-born Native American Activist, Novelist, Educator, Children's Author) Kentucky Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Native American Heritage History Channel
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1838 Osceola (Seminole Chief) Osceola Florida State Historical Archives
1962 Sam (Lightnin') Hopkins (Texas-born African-American Blues Musician) Texas Performing Artists Blues Musicians African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Archives
2006 Coretta Scott King (Alabama-born Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Coretta Scott King Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders
Wendy Wasserstein (New York-born Author; 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) Wendy Wasserstein American Authors Women Internet Broadway Database 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1561 Tristan de Luna Is Relieved of His Position as Governor of the Spanish Colony of Pensacola Spain Florida Colonial History Hispanic Heritage Florida State Historical Society
1866 A Freedman's Aid Society Is Organized in San Francisco, California to Provide Assistance to Former Slaves San Francisco, California Slavery Reconstruction African-American Heritage Learn California
1935 Martin Luther King Sr. Protests Segregated Elevators in Georgia's Fulton County Courthouse Fulton County, Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Georgia
1957 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Montgomery, AL Home is Bombed by Segregationists Montgomery, Alabama Martin Luther King, Jr. Racism Alabama Archives
1995 National Institutes of Health Announces Drug Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia Blood African-American Health National Institutes of Health

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