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

MAY 2

1838 Albion Winegar Tourgée (Ohio-born Jurist, Civil Rights Advocate and Novelist) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Law Civil Rights/Human Rights American Authors African American Registry
1844 Elijah McCoy (Canadian-born African-American Inventor: "The Real McCoy") Elijah McCoy Inventors and Inventions Railroads African American Scientists and Mathematicians
1870 William J. Seymour (Louisiana-born African-American Pentecostal Religious Leader) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1879 Nannie Burroughs (Virginia-born African-American Educator, Rights Activist, Feminist, and Religious Leader) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Women Religious Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1903 Benjamin Spock (Connecticut-born Pediatrician; Author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care) Benjamin Spock Child Advocacy
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne (New Jersey-born African-American Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1931 Cruz Reynoso (California-born Hispanic Rights Activist) Cruz Reynoso Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources Latin-American Studies
1953 "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes (California-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) California Sports Figures Basketball National Basketball Association African-American Sports Figures
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1874 Governor Coke Organizes the Texas Rangers to Quell Indian Raids and Enforce the Law Texas Government Native-American Heritage Law Enforcement Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Texas State Historical Association
1913 A Woman's Suffrage Parade Is Held in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Women Women's Suffrage State of Delaware
1920 First Negro Baseball League Game Is Played in Indianapolis Indianapolis Baseball African-American History Historic Firsts Indianapolis Star
1922 Six Women anti-War Protesters Disrupt a Parade of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) on the Campus of the University of Washington Seattle, Washington Women War University of Washington History Link
1938 Ella Fitzgerald Records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" Ella Fitzgerald Popular Music Notable African Americans Verve Music Group
1967 Uniformed and Armed Members of the Black Panthers Watch a Debate on Gun Control in the Chambers of the California State Legislature California State Government Gun Controls Terrorism African-American Heritage Learn California
1968 Ralph Abernathy's "Poor People's March" Leaves Atlanta for Washington, D.C. Ralph Abernathy U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1969 Columbia University Students End Week-long Sit-in When Supreme Court Justice Orders Their Arrest New York City Vietnam War Civil Rights Columbia University BBC
1986 St. Paul, Minnesota's Ann Bancroft Is the First Woman to Cross the Arctic to the North Pole Arctic Minnesota Explorers American Women Explorers Explorers Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Guatemalan Advocate for Indian Rights, Rigoberta Menchú, Visits Minnesota as a Guest of the Minneapolis American Indian Center Guatemalan Political and Social Leaders Minneapolis, Minnesota Native-American Heritage Human Rights/Civil Rights 1992 Nobel Laureate for Peace Minneapolis American Indian Center Minnesota Historical Society

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