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1920 Charlie Parker (Kansas-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist and Composer) Charlie Parker Jazz Popular Musicians American Composers African American Performing Artists
1924 Dinah Washington (Alabama-born African-American Blues Singer: Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Alabama Performing Artists Jazz and Blues African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
1927 Marion Williams (Florida-born African-American Gospel Singer) Marion Williams Gospel Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1945 Wyomia Tyus (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Wyomia Tyus Track and Field Hall of Fame Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1959 Michael Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Michael Jackson Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists
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1821 A Treaty with Potawatomi, Ojibway and Odawa Cedes Land That Will Be Steuben, LaGrange and Elkhart Counties in Indiana Michigan Indiana Native American Heritage State of Michigan Indiana Historical Society
1839 An Initial Hearing Is Held About the Rights of the Slaves Aboard La Amistad Slavery U.S. Supreme Court University of Missouri Kansas City
1911 The Sole Surviving Member of the Yahi Tribe, Wanders into Oroville, California Oroville, California Native-American Studies Anthropology & Archaeology History Channel LearnCalifornia
1961 Atlanta's Mayor Hartsfield Promises Orderly Desegregation of Four Atlanta Schools Georgia Education Human Rights/Civil Rights Racism University of Georgia
1977 Lou Brock Breaks Ty Cobb's Record for Career Stolen Bases (893) Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times

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