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

MAY 27

1818 Amelia Bloomer (New York-born Women's Rights Activist) New York Social Leaders Women Civil Rights/Human Rights
1890 Vivian Harsh (The First African-American Professional Librarian in the Chicago Public Library System) Chicago Political and Social Leaders Libraries African-American Political and Social Leaders Chicago Public Library African American Registry
1898 David Crosthwaite (Tennessee-born African-American Electrical and Mechanical Engineer) David Crosthwait Inventors and Inventions Notable African Americans
1935 Ramsey Lewis (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artsts Internet Movie Database
Louis Gossett Jr. (New York City-born African-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film African American Performing Artsts
1936 Richard R. Green (Arkansas-born African-American Educator) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1944 Garnet Nelson Jackson (Louisiana-born African-American Educator, Poet, Children's Author) Louisiana Authors Educators of Note Young Adult Authors Poetry African American Authors
1968 Frank Thomas (Georgia-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Georgia Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1831 Jedediah Smith (New York-born Frontiersman Killed by Comanche Indians on the Santa Fe Trail) Jedediah Smith Comanche Indians Westward Expansion History Channel
1887 Horace King (South Carolina-born African-American Master Builder of Bridges, Courthouses and the Alabama State Capitol) South Carolina Artists & Architects Alabama Artists & Architects Georgia Artists & Architects Bridges African-American Artists & Architects Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1975 Ezzard Charles (Georgia-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
1831 Frontiersman Jedediah Smith Is Killed by Comanche Indians on the Santa Fe Trail Jedediah Smith Comanche Indians Westward Expansion Death History Channel
1858 In Eden Prairie, Minnesota About 150 Ojibwe Attack and Defeat Shakopee's Band of Dakota Eden Prairie, Minnesota Native American Heritage War Minnesota Historical Society
1861 General Benjamin Butler Declares Slaves Contraband of War American Civil War Slavery African-American History PBS
1941 Richard Wright's Signed Appeal Against American Intervention in the War Appears in the New Masses Richard Wright American Authors World War II African-American Authors American Collection
1958 Ernest Green Is First African-American Graduate of Little Rock Central High School Arkansas Education Civil Rights African-American History Little Rock Central High School
1987 In East Wenatchee, Washington, Workers Uncover a Cache of 11,000-to 12,000-year-old Prehistoric Clovis Points Spearheads East Wenatchee, Washington Native American Heritage Archaeology History Link
1995 Actor Christopher Reeve Is Paralyzed When Thrown from His Horse Horses Special Needs Education University of Washington New York Times Internet Movie Database

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