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

MARCH 21

1794 Emily Thomas Tubman (Virginia-born Philanthropist Who Sent 42 Slaves to Liberia Against Georgia Law) Liberia Virginia Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders Slavery University of Georgia
1856 Henry O. Flipper (Georgia-born First African-American Graduate of West Point Academy) Henry O. Flipper African American History
1902 Son House (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Otis Spann (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Pianist) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1940 Solomon Burke (Pennsylvaniai-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Solomon Burke rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1617 Pocahontas (Powhatan Indian Princess Who Converted to Christianity and Married John Rolfe, a Jamestown Colonist) Colonial Jamestown Pocahontas
1955 Walter White (Georgia-born African-American Civil Rights Leader, Statesman, Author) Georgia Political and Social Leaders United Nations President Roosevelt President Truman American Authors U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
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1864 President Lincoln Acknowledges an Afgan Sent to Him by Two New York School Children New York President Abraham Lincoln Child Advocacy Lincoln Papers
1913 Governor Walter E. Clark Approves the First Act of the First Territorial Legislature, Giving Alaska Women the Right to Vote. Alaska Government Women Women's Suffrage Alaska Historical Society
1917 Loretta Walsh Is the First Female Petty Officer in U.S. Navy Women Naval History Historic Firsts Naval Historical Center
1942 The First Japanese Americans Arrive at California's Manzanar Camp for Internment California Japanese-American Internment Camps Historic Firsts Children of the Camps
1946 Kenny Washington Signs with the Los Angeles Rams as the First African-American Player in the NFL New York City Sports Figures Football National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1965 3,200 Freedom Marchers Begin 4-day Walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Selma to Montgomery Freedom March Dr. King Civil Rights The History Channel
1997 Papers of James Meredith Are Accepted by the University of Mississippi's Special Collections James Meredith U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage University of Mississippi Mississippi Writers

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