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 Biography.com
1972 Manny Ramirez (Dominican Republic-born Latin-American Professional Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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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