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

APRIL 27

1882 Jessie Fauset (New Jersey-born African-American Journalist) Jessie Fauset Journalism African-American Authors & Illustrators
1906 Alice Dunnigan (Kentucky-born African-American Journalist) Alice Dunnigan Journalism African-American Authors & Illustrators
1927 Coretta Scott King (Alabama-born African-American Civil Rights Leader; Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Coretta Scott King Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders
1945 August Wilson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Playwright) August Wilson Plays African-American Authors & Illustrators 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fences, 1990 Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson 1987 Tony Award for Fences
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1858 Abolitionist John Brown Meets with Quaker Friends at the Village of Springdale, Iowa Iowa John Brown Abolition State Historical Society of Iowa
1903 W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk Is Published W.E.B. DuBois Literature African-American Social Leaders Library of Congress
1962 African Americans Picket the Beloit, Wisconsin Police, Department Demanding an African American Be Appointed to the Force Beloit Wisconsin Law Enforcement Labor African-American Heritage Wisconsin Historical Society

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