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

MARCH 5

1843 Richard Henry Boyd (Mississippi-born African-American Religious Leader, Publisher, Entrepreneur Born into Slavery) Mississippi Political & Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Business American Authors African-American Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
1939 Charles Fuller (Pennsylvania-born African-American Playwright) Pennsylvania Authors Plays African-American Authors African American Registry
1946 Michael Warren (Indiana-born African-American Actor) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Television African American Performing Artists Biography
1948 Leslie Marmon Silko (New Mexico-born Native-American Novelist) Leslie Marmon Silko Native American Authors
Sports Figures
1932 Earl Woods (Kansas-born Father of Golfer Tiger Woods) Kansas Sports Figures Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1966 Michael Irvin (Florida-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1770 Crispus Attucks (African-American Patriot: First Person Killed in the American Revolution) Crispus Attucks Boston Massacre Library of Congress Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1770 British Troops Kill Five Colonists in the Boston Massacre Boston Massacre Crispus Attucks American Revolution Writers Almanac History Channel Library of Congress Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1836 Thirteen Escaped or Freed Slaves Petition the Michigan Legislature to Start a Church Michigan Religion Slavery African-American Heritage State of Michigan
1860 Abraham Lincoln Speaks on Slavery at the Hartford, Connecticut City Hall Hartford, Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Slavery Lincoln Log
1897 The American Negro Academy (ANA) Is Founded in Washington, D.C., by Rev. Alexander Crummell Washington, D.C. African-American Heritage Gale Group (pdf) African American Registry

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