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1882 Anne Spencer (Virginia-born African-American Poet) Anne Spencer Poetry Famous African Amercians
1898 Melvin B. Tolson (Missouri-born African-American Writer, Educator, Politician, Harlem Renaissance Poet) Missouri Authors and Illustrators Liberia Poetry Famous African Amercians African American Registry
1928 Weyman B. Jones (Ohio-born Children's Author of Native-American History) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Native-American Studies
1933 Walter Fauntroy (First Congressional Representative from Washington, D.C.) Washington, D.C. U.S. Congress Famous African Americans
1950 Natalie Cole (Los Angeles-born African-American Popular Singer) Los Angeles Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African-Americans IMDB
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Berta Hader (Mexican-American Children's Author, Illustrated Awarded the 1949 Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow) Berta Hader Artists Primary Children's Authors Latin-American Studies 1949 Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow
1993 Arthur Ashe (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Arthur Ashe International Tennis Hall of FameFamous African-Americans
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1808 Virginia's General Assembly Approves a Pension for Revolutionary War Veteran Anna Maria Lane Virginia Military Figures American Revolution American Female Military Figures Virginia Historical Society
1820 86 Free African-Americans Set Sail from New York Harbor for Resettlement in West Africa Liberia Sierra Leone New York City America Colonization Society History Channel African American Registry
1867 Peabody Fund Is Established to Further Education of African Americans in the South Education Philanthropy African-American History African American Registry
1956 Georgia's Governor Urges That Brown v. Board of Education Be Declared Null and Void in Georgia Georgia Education African-American Heritage Brown v. Board of Education University of Georgia
1961 Four African-American Students Are Jailed for Rock Hill, South Carolina Sit-in South Carolina U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American History Civil Rights Movement Veterans
1967 Civil Rights Advocate Stokely Carmichael Speaks at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wisconsin Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders Univeristy of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wisconsin Historical Society

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