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MAY 24

1890 John Charles Rock (Massachusetts-born Gynecologist: Pioneer in Birth Control) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research Birth Control Technology and Society
1918 Coleman Young (Alabama-born African-American Mayor of Detroit) Coleman Young Detroit Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders
1944 Patti LaBelle (Pennsylvania-born African-American Popular Singer) Patti LaBelle Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Duke Ellington (Washington, D.C.-Born African-American Conductor, Composer) Duke Ellington Popular Musicians American Composers/Songwriters African-American Composers/Songwriters History Channel
1825 Surveying Begins Along the Sauk Trail for a Road Between Detroit and Chicago (Today's U.S. 12) Detroit, Michigan Chicago Sauk Indians Transportation Historical Society of  Michigan
1854 Anthony Burns, a Fugitive Slave From Virginia, Is Captured and Arrested in Boston Capture and Arrest of Anthony Burns Virginia Slavery Fugitive Slave Act African-Amewrican Heritage PBS African American Registry Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1856 John Brown Massacres Slavery Sympathizers in Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas Kansas John Brown Abolition African-American History PBS
1924 Lincoln Motion Pictures Is the First Movie Company Organized by African-American Filmmakers Film African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts Hollywood Heritage African American Registry
1951 D.C. Court of Appeals Rules Racially Segregated Restaurants Illegal Law & Legal Resources Racism Long Island University
1973 Tom Bradley Is Elected as the First African-American Mayor of Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California Political and Social Leaders Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Learn California
1983 Supreme Court Rules Segregated Private Schools Are Not Tax Exempt Supreme Court Education Taxes Racisim Oyez

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