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MARCH 13

1962 Terence Blanchard (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Composer) Terence Blanchard Jazz American Composers Film African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1906 Susan B. Anthony (Massachusetts-born Women's Rights Activist, Suffragist) Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage
2009 Anne Brown (Maryland-born African-American Singer, Actress) Anne Brown American Performing Artists Porgy and Bess African-American Peforming Artists
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1682 Franciscan Priest, Father Z. Membre, Celebrates the First Catholic Mass in Arkansas Arkansas Religion Catholicism Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1857 John Brown Addresses a Crowd at the Concord, Massachusetts Town Hall Concord, Massachusetts John Brown Abolition Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1858 In Minnesota, Kanabec County Is Formed and Named Using the Ojibwe Word for "Snake" for the County's Snake River Kanabec County, Minnesota Ojibwe Minnesota Historical Society
1865 Jefferson Davis Approves Recruiting African-American Soldiers into the Confederate Army American Civil War Slavery African-American Military Figures History Channel University of Georgia
1928 Three African-American Residents Are Refused Access to the Charleston, West Virginia Public Library West Virginia Libraries Libraries Racism African-American Heritage West Virginia Archives
1957 Georgia Agrees to Reconstruct New Echota, the Cherokee Nation's Original Capital, as a State Historic Site New Echota Cherokee Nation University of Georgia
Georgia Votes to Impeach the U.S. Supreme Court Justices Who Supported Brown v. Board of Education Georgia Government U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson of Sweden to Retain World Heavyweight Boxing Title Floyd Patterson Swedish Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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