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MAY 29

1914 Henry C. McBay (Texas-born African-American Chemist) Henry C. McBay Chemistry Educators of Note Nuclear Weapons Notable African Americans
Ralph Metcalfe (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame; Congressman from Illinois) Georgia Sports Figures Illinois Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Track & Field Hall of Fame 1932 Summer Olympic Games African American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1943 Melvin Dixon (Connecticut-born African-American Poet, Educator) Connecticut Authors African American Authors Poetry
1956 LaToya Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Popular Singer) Indiana Entertainers Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1974 Aaron McGruder (Chicago-born African-American Cartoonist) Chicago Artists American Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
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1765 The Creek Nations Meet with British Officials in Pensacola, Florida Great Britain Creek Indians Pensacola, Florida Florida State Archive
1778 Native Americans Attack Fort Donnally, Near Present-Day Lewisburg, West Virginia Lewisburg, West Virginia Native American Heritage Forts War West Virginia State Archives
1836 The U.S. Senate Ratifies the Treaty of New Echota U.S. Senate Cherokee Indians Historic U.S. Documents North Georgia University of Georgia
1843 A Colonization Society Is Formed in Wilmington, Delaware for the Purpose of Transporting African-Americans Back to Africa Africa Wilmington, Delaware African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1851 A Women's Suffrage Convention Is Held in Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Women Women's Suffrage Ohio Historical Society
1855 Washington's Territorial Governor Convenes the First Walla Walla Council with Native American Tribes of the Columbia River Basin Washington Government Native American Heritage HistoryLink
1885 In Massachusetts, African-American Inventor Jan Matzeliger Demonstrated a Machine That Will Dramatically Improve the Production of Shoes Massachusetts Scientists & Inventors Inventors and Inventions Business and Economics African-American Scientists & Inventors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1901 Booker T. Washington Petitions for African-American Representation in the Alabama Constitutional Convention Alabama Government Booker T. Washngton Historic U.S. Documents Alabama State Archives
1925 Richard Wright Graduates as Class Valedictorian from Smith Robertson Junior High School, in Jackson, Mississippi Richard Wright American Authors Jackson Public Schools African-American Authors Mississippi Writers Page
1973 Tom Bradley Is Elected as the First African-American Mayor of Los Angeles Los Angeles Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1980 Civil Rights Leader, Vernon Jordan, Is Shot and Wounded in Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana Crime African-American Political and Social Leaders Our Georgia History
2001 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Disabled Golfer Casey Martin Has the Right to Ride in a Cart for PGA Tournament Play U.S. Supreme Court Golf Special Needs Education Law & Legal Resources New York Times

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