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

MAY 30

1831 James Walker Hood (Pennsylvania-born Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church) Pennsylvania-born Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Heritage
1871 Adelaida Cuellar (Mexican-American Founder of the El Chico Restaurant Chain) Mexican Business Leaders Foods and Nutrition Latin-American Busines Leaders El Chicos Texas State Historical Society
1902 Stepin Fetchit (Florida-born African-American Actor) Florida Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1903 Countee Cullen (Kentucky-born African-American Harlem Renaissance Author) Countee Culleen Poetry The Harlem Renaissance
1915 Henry Aaron Hill (Missouri-born African-American Organic Chemist) Henry Aaron Hill Organic Chemist African-American Scientists & Mathematicians
Sports Figures
1943 Gayle Sayers (Kansas-born African-American Hall of Fame Football Player) Kansas Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1972 Manny Ramirez (Dominican Republic-born Latin-American Professional Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Latin American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1854 Congress Passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act Creating the Nebraska & Kansas Territories Nebraska Kansas U.S. Congress Slavery Yale University African American Heritage
1863 President Lincoln Commits to Mustering 10,000 African-American Troops to be Commanded by General Fremont President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War African-American Military Figures Lincoln Logs
1956 African Americans Begin a Boycott of Tallahassee, Florida's Segregated Practices on City Buses Tallahassee, Florida Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights Transportation African-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1965 Vivian Malone Is First African-American Graduate of the University of Alabama Alabama Education Education African American Heritage University of Alabama Historic Firsts

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