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1880 George Herriman (New Orleans-born African-American Cartoonist) George Herriman Comics & Cartoons African-American Artists
1917 John Lee Hooker (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Performer) John Lee Hooker Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1934 Diana Sands (New York City-born African-American Actor) Diana Sands Actors African-American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1989 Huey P. Newton (New Orleans-born African-American Co-founder of the Black Panthers) Huey P. Newton African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Civil Rights Movement
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1781 Mum Bett, a Massachusetts Slave, Wins Jury Trial for Freedom Massachusetts Slavery Law & Legal Resources Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1966 United Farm Workers of America Is Formed César Chávez Farm Labor Farming & Agriculture Library of Congress
1968 Pope Paul VI Begins First Papal Visit to Latin America in Colombia Colombia Catholicism Hispanic Heritage CNN
1989 Black Panther Co-founder, Huey P. Newton, Shot to Death in Oakland, CA California African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Civil Rights Movement Death The Learning Site