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

MAY 13

1829 Segundo Ruiz Belvis (Puerto Rican Politician, Attorney, Abolitionist) Segundo Ruiz Belvis Law and Legal Resources Abolition Hispanic Political and Social Leaders
1911 Maxine Sullivan (Pennsylvania-born African-American Vocalist, Trombonist) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1914 Joe Louis (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Joe Louis International Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1943 Mary Wells (Detroit-born African-American Popular Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1944 Kathleen Cleaver (Texas-born African-American Civil Rights Advocate) Texas Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1951 Sharon Sayles Belton (First Female and First African-American Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota) Minneapolis, Minnesota American Woman Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1951 Steveland Morris Hardaway (Stevie Wonder) (Michigan-born African-American Popular Musician, Singer, Songwriter) Michigan Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Biography.com Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1966 Darius Rucker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician, Songwriter; Hootie and the Blowfish) South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1921 George Washington Daniels (Texas-born African-American Author) Texas Authors American Authors Slavery American Civil War African-American Authors Texas State Historical Association
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1865 The Union Commander of Atlanta Directs Passes to be Provided for All African-Americans in the City. Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1871 Alcorn University Is Created By an Act of the Mississippi State Legislature Mississippi Alcorn State African-American Heritage African American Registry
1969 49 Years After Its Adoption, the Florida Legislature Is the 50th State to Ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Granting Voting Rights to Women Florida Government Women Women's Suffrage 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Florida Historical Society

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