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1825 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (Maryland-born African-American Poet) Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Poetry African American Authors
1894 E. Franklin Frazier (Maryland-born African-American Sociologist) Maryland Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1923 Theodore "Fats" Navarro (Florida-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Florida Performing Artists Jazz Biography.com African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Theresa Merritt (Virginia-born African-American Singer, Actress) Virginia Performing Artists Popular Musicians American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1946 "Mean" Joe Greene (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
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1862 Large Crowd with Band and Speeches Serenades President Lincoln in Honor of the Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
1878 African-American Inventor, W.R. Davis, Receives a Patent for a Library Table Library and Media Resources Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
1889 A Female Seminary Opens in Decatur, Georgia with an Initial Student Body 60 Women Decatur, Georgia Christianity Education Women University of Georgia
1963 Mayor Victor Schiro Refuses to Meet with Civil Rights Leaders in New Orleans New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Louisiana Secretary of State
1976 The Rhodesian (Zimbabwe) Government Announces White Minority Rule Will End Within Two Years Zimbabwe Government Racism BBC
1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Sets a World Record of 7,291 Points Winning Olympic Gold in the Heptathlon Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988 Summer Olympics Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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