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

MARCH 11

1909 John M. Burgess (Michigan-born African-American Bishop of the American Episcopal Church) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
1922 Vinnette Carroll (New York City-born African-American Theatrical Director, Playwright, Actor) New York City Performing Artists Stage and Theater Plays African American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1926 Ralph Abernathy (Alabama-born Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader) Ralph Abernathy U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Political and Social Leaders
1950 Bobby McFerrin (New York City-born African-American Multi-Grammy-Winning Popular Vocalist, Musician, Composer) Bobby McFerrin Popular Musicians Winner of 10 Grammy Awards African American Performing Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1971 Whitney Young, Jr. (Civil Rights Leader) Kentucky Politicial and Social Leaders U.S. Civil Rights Movement Famous African Americans
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1824 U.S. Department of War Creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Interior Native-American Studies American Studies Today Online
1863 A Treaty Consolidates Three Ojibwe Reservations into the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in North-Central Minnesota Minnesota Ojibwe Indians Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1878 The First 8 African-American Men to Enroll in a State-Supported College in Texas Begin Classes at Prairie View A&M University Texas Education Education African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Prairie View A&M University African-American Registry Texas State Historical Association
1948 Reginald Weir Is the First African-American to Play in a US Lawn Tennis Association National Championship Tennis African-American Sports Figures USTA Historic Firsts African-American Registry
1959 Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun Premieres in New York Lorraine Hansberry New York City Plays African-American History The Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1965 A Grand Jury Indicts Talmadge Hayer, Norman 3X Butler, and Thomas 15X Johnson for the Murder of Malcolm X Malcolm X Law and Legal Resources Famous African Americans New York Public Library
1993 Janet Reno Is Unanimously Confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Nation's First Female Attorney General Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Department of Justice American Women in Politics Historic Firsts New York Times

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