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

MARCH 9

1861 Margaret Murray Washington (Mississippi-born Educator, Wife of Booker T. Washington) Margaret Murray Washington Booker T. Washington Education African American Political and Social Leaders
1922 Floyd McKissick (North Carolina-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1930 Ornette Coleman (Texas-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist ) Ornette Coleman Jazz Famous African Americans
1944 Raúl Juliá (Puerto Rican Actor) Raúl  Juliá Actors Hispanic American Studies
1955 Fernando Bujones (Florida-born Latin-American Ballet Dancer, Choreographer) Bujones Fernando Ballet Hispanic Performing Artists Florida Historical Society
1971 Emmanuel Lewis (New York City-born African-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1707 Diego Ramón Leads Expedition from Mission San Juan Bautista to Explore North of the Rio Grande Mexico Texas North American Explorers Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1818 Local Georgia Militia Combat the Creek Indians at the Battle of Breakfast Branch Georgia Creek Indians War Death University of Georgia
1841 U.S. Supreme Court Frees the Remaining 35 Survivors of the Amistad Mutiny The U.S. Supreme Court Naval History African-American History The Amistad Mutiny
1842 Francisco Lopez Finds California's First Gold While Digging Wild Onions in Placerita Canyon California Gold Rush Gold Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts San Clarita Valley Historical Society
1847 U.S. Forces Land at Vera Cruz, Mexico Vera Cruz, Mexico Mexican-American War History Channel
1866 Georgia Law Defines Marital and Parental Rights of "Persons of Color" Georgia Laws and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1891 Plans Are Approved for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University North Carolina Education African-American Heritage North Carolina A&T African American Registry
1892 A Memphis, Tennessee Mob Lynches Three African-American Men Being Held in Jail Memphis, Tennessee African-American Heritage Capital Punishment Kansas University African American Registry
1922 Philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont, II Opens a School for African-American Children in Delaware City, Delaware Delaware City, Delaware Education Racism Philanthropy African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1926 Seattle's Bertha Landes Is Elected as the First Woman Mayor of a Major American City Seattle, Washington Women Elections Historic Firsts History Link
1935 Ohio State's Jesse Owens Breaks 3 World Records and Ties a 4th in Roughly One Hour Jesse Owens Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Ohio State University New York Times
1960 Civil Rights Activists, Lonnie King and Julian Bond Published "An Appeal for Human Rights" in Atlanta< Georgia Newspapers Atlanta Georgia Julian Bond Civil Rights/Human Rights Journalism African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society
1966 Andrew Brimmer Becomes the First African-American Member of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board Louisiana Business Leaders Business African-American Business Leaders Historic Firsts Federal Reserve Board
1990 Antonia Novello Sworn in as First Female & First Hispanic Surgeon General Antonia Novello Surgeon General of the United States Health Care Women Latin American Studies New York Times
1993 Rodney King Testifies at His Los Angeles Police Brutality Trial Los Angeles Law & Legal Resources Crime Racism African-American History New York Times
1995 Police Detective Mark Fuhrman Testifies at O.J. Simpson Murder Trial Los Angeles Law & Legal Resources Crime Racism African-American History New York Times

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