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MAY 19

1925 Malcolm X (Nebraska-born African-American Black Power/Civil Rights Leader) Nebraska Political and Social Leaders Malcolm X U.S. Civil Rights Movement Notable African Americans
1936 Peter J. Lippman (New York City-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Primary Childrens Authors
1933 Tom Feelings (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Tom Feelings Primary Childrens Authors American Artists Notable African Americans Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards 1979, 1994, 1996
1950 Rod Milburn (Louisiana-born African-American Olympic Gold Medalist Hurdler) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Notable African Americans African American Registry
1976 Kevin Garnett (South Carolina-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Kevin Garnett Basketball Notable African Americans African American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1643 Delegates from Four New England Colonies Meet in Boston to Form a Confederation. Colonial American History Native-American Studies University of Virginia New York Times
1836 Nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker Is Kidnapped by Indians Near Waco, Texas Notorious Texans Native-American Heritage History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1840 Eight U.S. Soldiers Are Killed in Skirmishes with Seminole Warriors in Florida Florida Seminole Indians Death Florida Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Revokes General Hunter's May 9 Order for Emancipation of Slaves Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Slavery Lincoln Papers
1864 President Abraham Lincoln Proposes Equal Benefits for Dependents of Civil War Dead Regardless of Race President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Economics African-American Heritage History Channel
1873 Missouri's Colored School #8 Is Opened Missouri History of Education African-American History African American Registry
1913 California's Governor Signs the Webb Alien Land Law to Prohibit Land Ownership by Japanese Farmers Ineligible for Naturalized Citizenship California Government Farming and Agriculture Law Asian-American Heritage Learn California
1959 Maynard Jackson Is the First African-American to Receive a Library Card From the Atlanta Public Library Atlanta, Georgia Library Resources African-American Heritage Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1963 Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Is Issued to the Public in a Press Release Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Letter from Birmingham Jail Alabama Archives
1991 Willy T. Ribbs Is the First African-American Driver to Qualify for the Indianapolis 500 California Sports Figures Auto Racing African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Indianapolis 500 History Channel

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