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

MAY 28

1814 Daniel Reaves Goodloe (North Carolina-born Abolitionist, Author) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Abolition American Authors
1831 Eliza Ann Gardner (New York City-born African-American Abolitionist, Rights Activist) New York City Political and Social Leaders Abolition Human Rights/Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders
1858 Lizzie Black Kander (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Social Rights Activist) Milwaukee, Wisconsin Immigration Judaism Human Rights/Civil Rights Wisconsin Historical Society
1888 Jim Thorpe (Oklahoma-born Native-American Olympic Champion; Member of the College and Professional Football Hall's of Fame) Jim Thorpe Native American Studies College Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame 1912 Summer Olympic Games
1910 "T-bone" Walker (Texas-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) T-bone Walker Blues Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1936 Betty Shabazz (Detroit-born African-American Civil Rights Advocate; Wife of Malcolm X) Betty Shabazz Malcolm X U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Political and Social Leaders
1944 Gladys Knight (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1827 In Minnesota, Dakota Warriors Shoot into an Ojibwe Camp Outside Fort Snelling, Killing Several People Eden Prairie, Minnesota Native American Heritage Forts War Death Minnesota Historical Society
1830 President Andrew Jackson Signs the Indian Removal Act, Mandating Resettlement of All Native Americans West of the Mississippi River U.S. Congress President Andrew Jackson 1830 Indian Removal Act Westward Movement Mississippi River Mt. Holyoke College African American Registry Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1838 Georgia's Governor Gilmer Rejects President Van Buren's Request for an Additional Two Years to Resettle the Cherokee West of the Mississippi River Georgia Political and Social Leaders President Martin van Buren 1830 Indian Removal Act Cherokee Westward Movement Mississippi River Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1851 The First Day of the Ohio Woman's Rights Convention in Akron Akron, Ohio Women Suffrage Library of Congress
1863 The 54th Massachusetts African-American Regiment Departs Boston for Combat in South Carolina Boston, Massachusetts South Carolina American Civil War African-American Military Figures History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1881 A 12-year-old New Castle, Delaware African American Begins 1-Year of Confinement by Being Lashed 20 Times for Burning Down an Outhouse New Castle, Delaware Fire Crime African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1899 In Wilmington, Delaware, the 200th Anniversary of Old Swedes Church Is Celebrated Wilmington, Delaware Religion Old Swedes Church State of Delaware
1951 Willie Mays of the New York Giants Gets His First Major League Hit, a Home Run Off the Boston Braves' Warren Spahn Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times Alabama State Archives
1960 In Montgomery, Alabama, an All-White Jury Acquits Martin Luther King Jr. of Tax Evasion Charges Montgomery, Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Taxes Law Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1971 600 Mexican-American Women From 23 States Begin a 3-day Conference in Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Women Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1985 18-year-old Tania Aebi Sets Sail From New York City on a 26" Sloop for a 2 1/2-year 27,000-Mile Solo Voyage Around the World New York City Naval History Women Earth New York Times
1986 U.S. Postal Stamp Honors African-American North Pole Explorer, Matthew Henson Arctic  Matthew Henson American Explorers African-American Explorers U.S. Postal Service (pdf)

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