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

MARCH 24

1912 Dorothy Height (Virginia-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Dorothy Height U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Political and Social Leaders
1964 Lisa Gay Hamilton (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
Star Jones (North Carolina-born African-American Television Personality) Star Jones Television African-American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 An Wang (Chinese-American Computer Pioneer) Chinese Scientists and Mathematicians History of Computer Technology Inventors & Inventions Asian-American Heritage Inventors Hall of Fame
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1672 Delaware Governor Francis Lovelace Meets with Indians in a Peace Council Delaware Colonial Delaware Native-American Heritage State of Delaware
1813 A Troop of Militiamen under General John Tipton's Command Fight and Defeat an Indian War Party in Jackson County, Indiana Jackson County, Indiana Native American Heritage War Indiana Historical Society
1832 Creek Indians Sign Treaty Ceding All Land East of the Mississippi River Creek Indians Historic American Documents Alabama Archives
1840 Seminole Warriors Kill Two U.S. Soldiers Near Florida's Fort King Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Association
1849 Virginia Slave, Henry "Box" Brown, Completes His Escape from Richmond to Philadelphia Inside a Shipping Crate Richmond, Virginia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Slavery Virginia Historical Society
1858 The Printing Press of the St. Cloud Visiter Is Destroyed by a Mob Supporting a Local Slave Owner St. Cloud, Minnesota Journalism Slavery Terrorism Minnesota Historical Society
1862 Abraham Lincoln Thanks Horace Greeley for Support of Gradual, Compensated Emancipation Horace Greeley Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Economics Lincoln Papers
Cincinnati Audience Boos Speech by Abolitionist Wendall Phillips Ohio Wendall Phillips Abolition The History Channel
1874 In Portland, Oregon, Members of the Women's Temperance Prayer League Begin Invading Local Saloons Portland, Oregon Women Religion Substance Abuse SalemOregon.com
1941 Native Son, Based on the Book by Richard Wright, Opens on Broadway at the St. James Theatre New York City Richard Wright <I>Native Son</I> African-American Authors & Illustrators Internet Broadway Database
1965 A White Selma-Montgomery Marcher Is Killed by Klansmen Selma-Montgomery March U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage Death Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1996 Shannon Lucid Is the First Female U.S. Astronaut to Live in a Space Station (MIR) MIR Space Station Shannnon Lucid Women Historic Firsts The History Channel
1999 The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Rights of Minnesota's Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to Fish and Hunt on Ceded Lands without State Regulation Minnesota U.S. Supreme Court Ojibwe Hunting & Fishing Law Minnesota Historical Society
2002 Halle Berry Is the First African-American Actress to Win an Oscar for a Leading Role Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts CNN The History Channel African-American Registry

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