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

APRIL 23

1856 Granville Woods (Ohio-born African-American Inventor) Granville Woods Inventors and Inventions Railroads African-American Scientists & Inventors
1895 Jimmie Noone (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1961 George Lopez (California-born Latin-American Comedic Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Television Latin-American Performing Artists Biography
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 William "Red" Garland (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists All About Jazz Texas State historical Association
1993 César Chávez (Arizona-born Latin-American Farm Labor Leader) César Chávez Farming & Agriculture Labor Latin-American Political and Social Leader
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1541 Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Sets Out From Bernalillo County, New Mexico to Search for the Golden Cities of Cibola Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Bernalillo County, New Mexico North American Explorers Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1823 Ralph Waldo Emerson Writes President Van Buren Denouncing Removal of Cherokee Indians from Their Eastern Lands Ralph Waldo Emerson President Martin Van Buren American Authors Cherokee Indians American Collection
1904 W.E.B. DuBois Lectures at Harvard on "The Race Question" W.E.B. DuBois African-American Political and Social Leaders Harvard University Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1951 In Farmville, Virginia, 117 African-American Students Begin a 10-Day Strike to Protest Poor Conditions in Their Segregated High School Farmville, Virginia Education Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research African American Registry Virginia Historical Society
1954 Hank Aaron Hits His First Major League Home Run Hank Aaron Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society University of Georgia
1963 William Moore, a White Postal Worker, Is Shot and Killed as He Begins a One-Man Civil Rights March from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi Chattanooga, Tennessee Jackson, Mississippi Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Crime Death Alabama State Archives
1964 James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie Opens on Broadway James Baldwin Plays African-American Authors Internet Broadway Database American Collection
2003 U.S. Postal Service Releases César Chávez Stamp in the Los Angeles Area César Chávez Los Angeles Latin-American Studies U.S. Postal Service (pdf)

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