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

MAY 31

1924 Patricia Roberts Harris (Illinois-born African-American Stateswoman, U.S. Ambassador) Patricia Roberts Harris U.S. Government President Lyndon Johnson President Jimmy Carter African-American Political and Social Leaders
1931 Shirley Verrett (New Orleans-born African-American Mezzo-Soprano, Soprano Opera Singer) New Orleans Performing Artists Opera African-American Perforning Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1939 Al Young (Mississippi-born African-American Novelist) Mississippi Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1972 Christian McBride (Philadelphia-born African-American Jazz Bassist) Christian McBride Jazz and Blues African American Performing Artists Who Am I?
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1896 Kikisoblu (Suquamish Princess, Daughter of Chief Seattle) Washington Suquamish Indians History Link
2000 Tito Puente (New York City-born Latin-American Percussionist, Bandleader) Tito Puente American Performing Artists Latin-American Performing Artists
2010 Louise Bourgeois (French-American Sculptor) Louise Bourgeois Artists
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1783 The Lower Creeks Sign the Treaty of Augusta Ceding Lands between Georgia's Ogeechee and Oconee Rivers Georgia Creek Indians Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Riot Results in 300 People Dead and 1,200 Homes Destroyed Tulsa, Oklahoma Racism African-American Heritage Death Tulsa City-County Public Library African American Registry
1955 The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Its Second Decision in the Case of Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education Education Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Georgia

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