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


1817 Alfred Russell (Kentucky-born African-American President of Liberia) Liberia Alfred Russell Notable African Americans African American Registry
1866 Nora Gordon (Georgia-born African-American Missionary) Africa Nora Gordon Religion Notable African Americans African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Frederick Douglass O'Neal (Mississippi-born African-American Actor) Mississippi Performing Artists Stage & Theater Television Film Notable African Americans
2003 Tom Feelings (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Tom Feelings Primary Childrens Authors American Artists Notable African Americans
1746 Abenaki Indians Murder of Two Families Inspires Lucy Terry's Poem "Bars Fight" Massachusetts Poetry African American History Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1862 War Department Authorizes Recruiting Black Soldiers in South Carolina South Carolina American Civil War African American History History Net
1866 Florida's Freedman's Bureau Office Opens Offering over 3,000 Homesteads to Freedmen Florida Slavery African-American History Florida Historical Society
1886 600 Delegates Form the American National Baptist Convention in St. Louis <a href=Missouri"> Religion African American History University of North Carolina
Black Physicians Form the Lone Star State Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association Texas Scienitsts and Mathematicians Medicine African American History Texas State Historical Association
1908 Martha Franklin Founds National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses Health Care Professions African American History African American Registry
1925 A. Philip Randolph Founds Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Labor Railroads African-American History Historic Firsts Kenyon College
1985 Dwight Gooden Is Youngest 20-game Winner in MLB History: 20y 9m 9d Florida Sports Figures Baseball African-American History USA Today
1991 Carl Lewis Sets World 100m Record in Tokyo: 9.86s Japan Alabama Sports Figures National Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures International Assocation of Athletics Federations
1996 Tiger Woods Wins 3rd Consecutive U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Tiger Woods Golf Notable African Americans GolfWeb

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