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

MARCH 18

1901 William H. Johnson (South Carolina-born African-American Painter) South Carolina Artists American Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1922 Fred Shuttlesworth (Alabama-born African-American Minister, Civil Rights Leader) Alabama Political Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political Leaders African American Registry
1933 Unita Blackwell (Mississippi-born Civil Rights Activist; First African-American Female to Serve as a Mayor in Mississippi) Mississippi Political Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political Leaders African American Registry
1938 Michael Harper (New York City-born African-American Poet) New York City Authors Poetry African-American Authors African American Registry
1941 Wilson Pickett (Alabama-born African-American Popular Singer) Alabama Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans African American Registry
1970 Queen Latifah (New Jersey-born African-American Rapper, Record Producer, Actress) Queen Latifah Rap Musicians Actors Film Television African American Performing Artists
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1831 In Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court Rules the Cherokees Are Not a Foreign Nation As Defined by the U.S. Constitution Georgia Supreme Court Cherokee Law University of Georgia
1868 In New York City, Writers Jane Cunningham Croly and Alice Cary Found Sorosis, the First Professional Women's Club New York City American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1887 In Washington, the Spokane Tribe Cedes 3.14M Acres of Land to the United States for About 32 Cents Per Acre Washington Native-American Heritage Economics History Link
1921 The Delaware General Assembly Abolishes the Indentured Servant System and County Poor Houses Delaware Government Labor Economics Communuity Services Law States of Delaware
1942 The War Relocation Authority Is Created to Confine Japanese Americans Japanese Americans Civil Rights World War II History Chanel
1955 Meeting in Atlanta, the Georgia Educators Association Announces Its Support of "Equal but Separate Schools" Georgia Education Education Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights Georgia Education Association University of Georgia

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