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

AUGUST 28

1899 James Wong Howe (Chinese-born American Cinematographer) Chinese Performing Artist Filmmakers Asian-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1929 Roxie Roker (Florida-born African-American Actress) Florida Performing Artist Actors African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1952 Rita Dove (Ohio-born Poet; First African-American National Poet Laureate) Rita Dove Poetry Famous African Americans 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1961 Brian Pinkney (Massachusetts-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Brian Pinkney Primary Children's Author Artists Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1784 Father Junipero Serra (Spanish Missionary Priest; Founder of Many California Missions) Junipero Serra California Catholicism Hispanic Heritage
1989 John Steptoe (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) John Steptoe Primary Children's Author American Artists Notable African Americans
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1917 Ten Suffragists Arrested Picketing the White House Woodrow Wilson Women Women's Suffrage Library of Congress History Channel
1941 NAZI Gestapo Slaughters 23,000 Hungarian Jews in Ukraine Ukraine Hungary Judaism The Holocaust World War II Death History Channel
1950 Althea Gibson Is First African American to Compete in U.S. Open Tennis Championships Althea Gibson Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Sport Illustrated
1955 14-year-old African American, Emmett Till, Is Brutally Murdered by Two Whites in Mississippi Mississippi Racism African-American Heritage History Channel Court TV
1962 Dr. Martin Luther King and 73 Other Clergy Arrested in Albany, Georgia Civil Rights March Albany, Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion U.S. Civil Rights Movement University of Georgia
1963 200,000+ Civil Rights Demonstrators March on Washington, D.C. March on Washington Civil Rights African-American History
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivers "I Have A Dream" Speech at Washington, D.C. Civil Rights March March on Washington I Have a Dream Spech Civil Rights African-American History

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