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


1908 Oseola McCarty (Mississippi-born African-American Laundry Women Philanthropist) Mississippi Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Southern Mississippi African American Registry
1919 Juanita Kidd Stout (Oklahoma-born First African-American Woman to Serve on a State Supreme Court (PA)) Oklahoma Political and Social Leaders Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1964 Denyce Graves (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Operatic Mezzo-Soprano) Denyce Graves Opera Famous African-Americans
Sports Figures
1938 Janet Guthrie (Iowa-born Sports Car Driver) Janet Guthrie Auto Racing Women Sports Figures
1950 Franco Harris (New Jersey-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) New Jersey Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1952 Lynn Swann (Tennessee-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Tennessee Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1960 Joe Carter (Oklahoma-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Famous African-Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Gordon Parks (Kansas-born African-American Photographer/Filmmaker/Artist/Musician/Writer) Gordon Parks Photography Filmmakers American Authors African-American Artists, Architects & Designers
1850 Daniel Webster's Landmark Speech Urges Slavery Compromise Daniel Webster Congress Slavery New York Times
1859 U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney Overrules the Wisconsin Supreme Court by Upholding the Federal Fugitive Slave Law Wisconsin U.S  Supreme Court Slavery Fugitive Slave Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Transmits to Congress an Indian Treaty Signed in Paola, Kansas Paola, Kansas Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Historic Documents Lincoln Papers
1956 In Virginia, the State's Constitution Is Amended to Permit the Payment of Public Funds to Private, Segregated Schools Virginia Education Education Racism Laws African-American Heritage Virginia Historical Society
1965 Civil Rights Marchers Are Attacked on the Edmund Pettis Bridge Outside of Selma, Alabama March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage Alabama State Archives
2010 Kathryn Bigelow Is the First Woman to Receive the Academy Award for Best Director ("The Hurt Locker") Kathryn Bigelow American Women in Performing Arts Filmmakers Academy Awards Historic Firsts NPR

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