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1901 Roy Wilkins (Missouri-born African-American Civil Rights Leader) Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Famous African Americans
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1880 Chief Diablo (Apache Chief) Arizona Native-American Studies Death History Channel
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1880 White Mountain Apache Chief Diablo Killed in Battle with Competing Indian Band Arizona Native-American Studies Death History Channel
1956 Mob Prevents Enrollment of African-American Students at Mansfield High School, Texas Texas Education Racism African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1967 Senate Confirms Thurgood Marshall As First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall U.S. Supreme Court Famous African Americans Historic Firsts Oyez
1983 Guy Bluford Becomes First African-American in Space Guy Bluford U.S. Astronauts Famous African Americans Historic Firsts New York Times

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