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


1917 Jacob Lawrence (New Jersey-born African-American Illustrator) Jacob Lawrence American Artists African American Artists
1930 Sonny Rollins (New York City-born African-American Jazz Tenor Saxophonist) Sonny Rollins Jazz African American Performing Artists
1971 Brianna Scurry (Minnesota-born African-American Goalie of the American Women's World Champion Soccer Team) Minnesota Sports Figures Soccer The Olympic Games African American Sports Figures African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2008 Don Haskins (Oklahoma-born Basketball Coach; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures Texas Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Heritage University of Texas El-Paso
1992 South African Soldiers Kill 24 at an African National Congress Demonstration South Africa Human Rights/Civil Rights Death BBC
2002 Serena Williams Defeats Her Sister Venus to Win the U.S. Open Tennis Championship Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures U.S. Open New York Historical Society

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