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


1880 Georgia Douglas Johnson (Georgia-born African-American Poet) Georgia Douglas Johnson Poetry Famous African Americans
1892 Bhawani Sannyassi Dayal (South African Journalist; Indian Rights Advocate) South African Authors India Journalism Human Rights/Civil Rights South African History
1928 Thorton Dial (Alabama-born African-American Artist, Painter, Drawer, Sculptor) Alabama Artist Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1847 John R. Lynch (Louisiana-born African-American U.S. Congressman from Mississippi) John R. Lynch Mississippi United States Congress Reconstruction African-American Political and Social Leaders
1907 Alvin Childress (Mississippi-born African-American Actor) Mississippi Performing Artists Actors Television Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1910 M. Moran Weston (North Carolina-born African-American Minister, Businessman, Civil Rights Activist) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Religious Figures Business & Economics Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1945 José Feliciano (Puerto Rican Popular Musician) José Feliciano Popular Musicians Latin Americans
1940 Junious "Buck" Buchanan (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1948 Bob Lanier (New York-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1770 José de Escandón (Spanish Colonizer of the Lower Rio Grande River Valley) Spanish Explorers and Pioneers Texas Explorers and Pioneers Latin-American Explorers and Pioneers Texas State Historical Association
1797 Mary Wollstonecraft (English Author, Women's Rights Advocate, Mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) English Authors Women's Rights Chambers Book of Days
1772 King Charles III Realigns Spanish Defenses in Texas Spanish Political and Social Leader Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1856 Ralph Waldo Emerson Delivers an Abolitionist Speech at the Kansas Relief Meeting, Held at Cambridge, Massachusetts Ralph Waldo Emerson Abolition American Collection
1950 Wilmington, Delaware's Catholic Salesianum School Is Integrated with the Enrollment of 4 African-American Boys Wilmington, Delaware Education Catholicism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Salesianum School State of Delaware
1963 First 20 African-American Students Integrate Alabama Schools Alabama Education U.S. Civil Rights African-American Heritage Historic Firsts New York Times
1974 Lou Brock Steals a Record 105th Base of the Season Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures St. Louis Magazine
1980 Over 1000 Inmates at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville Refuse to Work, Protesting Rights and Living Conditions Georgia Prisons Human Rights/Civil Rights Georgia Department of Corrections University of Georgia

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