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

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1892 Augusta Christine Savage (Florida-born African-American Artist) Florida Artists American Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1948 Willi Smith (Pennsylvania-born African-American Fashion Designer) Pennsylvania Artists American Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1700 200-300 French Soldiers and Their Native American Allies Raid the Tiny Frontier Settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts France Deerfield, Massachusetts Native-American Heritage War Library of Congress History Channel
1940 Hattie McDaniel Is the First African American Actress or Actor to Receive an Academy Award Kansas Performing Artists Gone with the Wind Academy Awards African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts History Channel University of Georgia
1968 Presidential Commission on Civil Disorders Condemns Racism as the Primary Cause of the Nation's Social Unrest President Lyndon Johnson American Presidency Racism History Channel African American Registry
2004 President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Flees Haiti Haiti Political and Social Leaders CNN African American Registry

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