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


1827 Eliza Bryant (North Carolina-born African-American Nursing Home Advocate in Cleveland, Ohio) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Find-a-Grave African American Heritage
1882 Frances Perkins (Boston-born U.S. Secretary of Labor) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt Labor American Women Political Leaders Massachusetts Foundation for the Humnities
1930 Dolores Huerta (New Mexico-born Latin-American Labor Leader) Dolores Huerta Human Rights Labor Latin-American Studies
1949 Gregory Nava (California-born Latin-American Screenwriter) Gregory Nava American Authors Filmmakers Latin-American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1958 W. C. Handy (Alabama-born African-American Composer, Ragtime Songwriter) W.C. Handy American Composers Famous African Americans
1997 Michael Dorris (Kentucky-born Native-American Author) Kentucky Authors Native-American Authors American Authors
1768 Marqués de Rubí Recommends Reorganization of Spain's Mexican Frontier Mexico Spain Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1947 The Brooklyn Dodgers Purchase the Contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Major League Baseball New York Times
1975 Lee Elder Is First African-American Golfer to Compete in the Masters Texas Sports Figures Golf African-American Sports Figures New York Times
2001 8-Months Pregnant, Jane Swift Becomes First Female Governor of Massachusetts Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts CNN
2006 Across the U.S. Tens of Thousands Protest Proposed Legislation to Criminalize Illegal Immigrants Congress Immigration Civil Rights/Human Rights CNN

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