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

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1812 Tunis Campbell (New Jersey-born African-American Statesman, Abolitionist) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders Abolition Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1854 Augustine (aka Augustus) Tolton (Missouri-born African-American Catholic Priest) Missouri Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Catholicism African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1895 Alberta Hunter (Tennessee-born African-American Jazz Singer) Alberta Hunter Jazz Vocalist African-American Performing Artists
1897 Lucille Bogan (Mississippi-born African-American Blues Singer) Mississippi Performing Artists Blues & Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1905 Mother (Clara McBride) Hale (North Carolina-born African-American Social Activist Who Founded Hale House in Harlem) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders New York City Political and Social Leaders Community and Social Services African-American Political and Social Leaders Hale House African American Registry
1910 Harry Carney (Massachusetts-born African-American Jazz Musician Who Played Bass Saxophone for the Duke Ellington Orchestra) Massachusetts Performing Artists  Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1911 Augusta Baker (Maryland-born African-American Storyteller, Librarian) Maryland Authors Primary Children's Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1929 Bo Schembechler (Ohio-born Hall of Fame Football Coach at the University of Michigan) Ohio Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Michigan Football
Nell Jackson (Georgia-born African-American Member of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures USA Track & Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1917 Scott Joplin (Texas-born African-American Musician, Composer) Scott Joplin Composers Jazz and Blues African American Composers
1950 Charles Richard Drew (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Pioneer in Blood Plasma Research) Washington, D.C. Mathematicians & Scientists Blood Medical Research Famous African Americans
1984 Marvin Gaye (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Popular Singer; Shot to Death by His Father) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Gun Control African American Performing Artists
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1621 Leaders of the Plymouth Colony Make a Defensive Peace Alliance with Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoags Plymouth Colony Colonial Massachusetts Wampanoags Historic  U.S. Documents History Channel
1868 Hampton University Is Founded in Virginia Virginia Education Education African-American Heritage Hampton University
1880 In Delaware, the Wilmington Morning News Begins Publication as an Advocate for African-American Rights Wilmington, Delaware Journalism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1924 In St. Paul, Minnesota, 600 Women Attend a Safe Driver Automobile School at the YWCA St. Paul, Minnesota Women Automotives St. Paul Minnesota YWCA Minnesota Historical Society
1949 Happy Pappy Airs As First African-American TV Variety Show Television African-American History Historic Firsts Museum of Broadcast Communications History Channel
1986 Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law Granting Women Up to 14 Weeks of Maternity Leave Japanese Government Labor Women Child Advocacy Rights Law Asian History
2000 The Population of the State of Texas Increases 22% to 20,851,820 Since 1990 - Primarily Due to Expanding Minority Populations Texas Demographics Hispanic Heritage African-American Heritage Texas State  Historical Association

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