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MARCH 2

1917 Desi Arnaz (Cuban-American Actor: I Love Lucy) Cuban Performing Artists Lucille Ball Television Hispanic Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1957 Mark Dean (Tennessee-born African-American Pioneer in Micro-Processing Technologies) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians Computer Technology African-American Scientists & Mathematicians National Inventors Hall of Fame African American Registry
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1807 U.S. Congress Bans Importation of Slaves Beginning January 1, 1807 U.S. Congress Slavery Yale University The History Channel
1829 New England Asylum (Perkins School) for the Blind Is Incorporated in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Education Blindness Perkins School for the Blind Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities IntelliHealth
1841 3 of 20 U.S. Infantry Die in Skirmishes with Seminole Indians Near Florida's Fort Brooke Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Association
1867 Hundreds of African-American Men Demand Voting Rights at Alexandria, VA Lyceum Virginia African-American History Voting Rights Alexandria Archaeology Museum
1917 President Wilson Signs Jones-Shafroth Act Giving Puerto Ricans Citizenship Puerto Rico President Woodrow Wilson Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1919 Claude Barnett Founds the Associated Negro Press (AFP) in Chicago Chicago Journalism African-American History African American Registry
1955 Claudette Colvin Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Montgomery, Alabama Bus Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Montgomery Advertiser African American Registry
1964 Puyallup Indians Protest Fishing Treaty Rights in Washington Washington Native American Heritage Law and Legal Resources History Link
2005 Georgia's Leah Ward Sears Is First African-American State Chief Justice Georgia Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Official WEbsite University of Georgia
Jackie Robinson Is Posthumously Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal Jackie Robinson U.S. Congress African-American Sports Figures PBS African American Registry

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