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

APRIL 20

1909 E. Frederic Morrow (New Jersey-born African-American Attorney, Civil Rights Advocate) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders U.S. Government President Dwight Eisenhower African American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1923 Tito Puente (New York City-born Latin-American Musician, Five-Time Grammy Winner) Tito Puente Popular Musicians Hispanic Performing Artists Awarded Grammys in 1978, 83, 85, 90 & 99
1951 Luther Vandross (New York City-born African-American Musician) Luther Vandross Popular Musicians Winner of Multiple Grammys African American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1769 Pontiac (Chief of the Ottawa Indians) Pontiac
2010 Dorothy Height (Virginia-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Dorothy Height U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Political and Social Leaders
Icon
Icon
1769 Ottawa Indian Chief Pontiac Is Murdered by an Illinois Indian Pontiac
1853 Harriet Tubman Begins Her Work as a Conductor with the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad African-American Heritage African American Registry
1871 Third Enforcement Act Strengthens President's Powers to Combat Ku Klux Klan U.S. Congress The American Presidency Reconstruction University of South Carolina Sumter History Channel
1924 African-American Texas Baritone, Julius Lorenzo Cobb Bledsoe, Makes His Professional Debut Texas Performing Artists Classical Musicians African-American Performing Artists State Historical Association
1971 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Busing May Be Used to Racially Balance Schools Education Civil Rights/Human Rights African American History Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bd. of Ed
1980 First Cubans Reach Florida as Part of the Massive Mariel Boatlift Cuba Florida Immigration Hispanic Heritage New York Times

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail