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

MAY 10

1837 P.B.S. Pinchback (Georgia-born African-American Political Leader) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Politics African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1838 Sandra Marķa Esteves (New York City-born Poet) New York City Authors & Illustrators Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1936 Jayne Cortez (Arizona-born African-American Hispanic Poet) Jayne Cortez Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators
1944 Judith Jamison (Pennsylvania-born African-American Dancer, Dance Director, Educator) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Dance African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1945 Shirley Franklin (Pennsylvania-born African-American Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia) Shirley Franklin Atlanta, Georgia Politics & Elections American Women in Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders
1953 Christopher Paul Curtis (Michigan-born African-American Children's Author) Christopher Paul Curtis Young-adult Authors African-American Authors & Illustrators
1958 Ellen Ochoa (Los Angeles-born Hispanic Astronaut) Ellen Ochoa Physics Astronauts Latin American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Ralph Ware, Jr., (Oklahoma-born Kiowa Indian; Founder of Heart of the Earth Native American Alternative School in Minneapolis, Minnesota) Oklahoma Political and Social Leaders Minneapolis, Minnesota Kiowa Indians Educators of Note Heart of the Earth Native American Alternative School
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1838 U.S. General Winfield Scott Tells Georgia Cherokee They Must Go West within Two Weeks Georgia 1838 Trail of Tears Cherokee Nation Westward Expansion University of Georgia
1872 Equal Rights Party's Victoria Woodhull Is First Woman Nominated for President Ohio Social & Political Leaders American Presidency Women Historic Firsts Southern Illinois University
1893 Texas Woman's Press Association and the Texas Equal Rights Association Are Formed Texas Women Journalism Women's Suffrage Texas State Historical Association
1919 Charleston, SC Race Riot Begins "Red Summer" of Riots Across the U.S. South Carolina Racism African-American History Death Library of Congress

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