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

APRIL 6

1830 James Augustine Healy (Georgia-born First African-American Catholic Bishop) Georgia Political & Social Leaders Catholicism African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry University of Georgia
1908 Anna O. Blum (Wisconsin-born Attorney; President of the National Women's Bar Association) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Law National Women's Bar Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1922 Dorothy Donegan (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Pianist Born in Chicago) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1937 Billy Dee Williams (New York City-born African-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1953 Jerdine Nolen (Mississippi-born African-American Children's Author) Jerdine Nolen Primary Children's Authors African-American Authors & Illustrators
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2010 Wilma Mankiller (Oklahoma-born First Female Chief of Cherokee Nation) Wilma Mankiller Cherokee Nation American Women Political and Social Leaders
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1712 New York Slave Rebellion Results in the Death of 9 Whites and the Execution of 27 Slaves New York Slavery Death PBS African American Registry
1830 Joseph Smith Organizes Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York New York Joseph Smith The Mormon Church Brigham Young University Concordia History Channel
New Law Forbids Further Introduction of Slaves into Mexico Mexico Texas Slavery Law Texas State Historical Association
1831 Sauk Indians Led by Chief Keokuk Leave Their Wisconsin Ancestral Home Moving Across the Mississippi River to Iowa Wisaconsin Iowa Sauk Wisconsin Historical Society
1832 15-week Black Hawk War Begins Illinois Black Hawk War History Channel
1856 Two American Troops Die in 2-day Battle with Seminole Warriors at Florida's Big Cypress Swamp Florida Seminole Indians Death Big Cypress National Preserve Florida Historical Society
1862 At California's, Owns Valley, Hundreds of Paiute Indians Clash with 50 White Settlers, Killing 3 Settlers Owens Valley, California Paiute Indians Westward Expansion War Death Learn California
1864 President Lincoln Listens to a British Anti-Slavery Orator at the House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives President Abraham Lincoln Abolition Liincoln Letters
1909 Robert Peary and Matthew Henson Are First People to Reach the North Pole The North Pole Robert Peary Matthew Henson African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1968 U.S. Erupts in Racial Violence 2 Days after King Assassination: Several Die Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Movement Death BBC
Black Panther, Bobby Hutton, Is Killed in a Shootout with Police in Oakland, California Oakland, California African-American Heritage Death PBS African American Registry
San Antonio, Texas Hosts HemisFair 68 San Antonio, Texas Hispanic Heritage San Antonio, Texas Texas State Historical Association

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