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1760 Richard Allen (Pennsylvania-born First African-American Methodist Bishop) Richard Allen Religious Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Concordia African-American Registry
1817 Frederick Douglass (Maryland-born African-American Escaped Slave, Human Rights Advocate, Journalist) Frederick Douglass Civil Rights/Human Rights Journalism African-American Political and Social Leaders
1874 Charlotta Amanda Bass (South Carolina-born African-American Newspaper Publisher, Civil Rights Activist) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Journalism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
1912 Oliver Harrington (New York-born African-American Cartoonist) Oliver Harrington Cartoons and Comics Famous African Americans
1926 Moneta Sleet, Jr. (Kentucky-born African-American Photographer Awarded the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Photography) Moneta Sleet, Jr. Photography African American Artists, Designers and Architects 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Photography
1943 Maceo Parker (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) North Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz African American Performing Aritsts Internet Movie Database
1973 Steve McNair (Mississippi-born African-American Professional Football Player) Mississippi Sports Figures Football Famous African Americans
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1729 Marqués de Aguayo Proposes Spain Relocate Families from the Canary Islands to Texas Spain Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1779 Private George Laha of Is Discharged from the Delaware Regiment and Resumes His Life as a Slave Delaware Military Figures Slavery American Revolution State of Delaware
1852 Mankato, Minnesota Is Founded and Named Using a Variation of Mahkato, the Dakota Word for the Blue Earth River Mankato, Minnesota Dakota Minnesota Historical Society
1867 William J. White Founds Morehouse College with 37 Students Georgia Education African-American History Morehouse College (pdf) University of Georgia
1920 The League of Women Voters Is Founded in Chicago Chicago Women Elections League of Women Voters New York Times
1944 Seattle's Mayor Appoints a "Civic Unity Committee" to Address Racial Tensions in the City Seattle, Washington Racism History Link
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Organizes in New Orleans New Orleans U.S. Civil Rights African-American History SCLC University of Georgia

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