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

MAY 20

1872 Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (Kentucky-born Women's Rights Activist) Kentucky Political & Social Leaders Women Suffrage
1900 Lydia Cabrera (Cuban-American Ethnologist, Writer) Cuban Authors & Illustrators Latin-American Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1930 James McEachin (North Carolina-born African-American Actor) North Carolina Performing Artists Actors Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1862 President Abraham Lincoln Signs the Homestead Act Abraham Lincoln Westward Expansion Historic Documents Library of Congress History Channel African American Registry
1868 Republican Convention in Chicago First to Include African-American Delegates Chicago Politics African-American History Historic Firsts Chicago Public Library
1902 In Minnesota, the State Federation of Afro-American Women's Clubs Is Organized in St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Women African-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1918 Dunbar Hospital Is Incorporated as Detroit, Michigan's First Not-for-Profit Hospital for African Americans Detroit, Michigan Health Care Racism African-American Heritage State of Michigan African American Registry
1929 Laurie Yonge Sets a World Record for Endurance, Flying Over North Florida for 25 Hours and 5 Minutes Florida Female Explorers and Aviators Aviation History Florida Historical Society
1961 Freedom Riders Are Attacked by an Angry Mob as They Arrive at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama African-American Heritage U.S. Civil Rights Movement BBC African American Registry The New York Times Alabama State Archives
1991 A Court Ruling Settles a 17-year Legal Battle Between Ojibwe Indians and the State of Wisconsin Wisconsin Ojibwe Indians Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1996 On a 6-3 Vote, the U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down an Amendment to Colorado's State Constitution Restricting Rights of Homosexuals Colorado Government U.S. Supreme Court Human Rights/Civil Rights Law Constitutional Law History Channel

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