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

APRIL 28

1950 Carolyn Forché (Detroit-born Poet) Carolyn Forché Poetry
1981 Jessica Alba (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Film Latin-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1758 Native Americans Kill and Capture More Than 40 Settlers at Fort Seybert, Virginia (Now West Virginia) West Virginia Colonial Virginia Native American Heritage Death West Virginia Archive
1891 African-American George Toliver (PA) Receives U.S. Patent #451,086 for a Ship Propeller Pennsylvania Scientists & Inventors Copyrights and Patents Patent #451,085 Naval History African American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1897 Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes Give Up Ownership of Land Promised Them in Oklahoma Oklahoma Chickasaw Indians Choctaw Indians History Channel
1967 Muhammad Ali Refuses to be Inducted into the Army Muhammad Ali Civil Rights Vietnam War African American History
1983 Alice Walker's The Color Purple Receives the American Book Award for Fiction Alice Walker American Authors African-American Authors University of Georgia

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