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


1765 José María Morelos y Pavon (Advocate of Mexican Independence and Social/Political Reform) Mexican Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1915 Lester Maddox (Governor of Georgia, Civil Rights Opponent) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Racism U.S. Civil Rights Movement University of Georgia
1922 Oscar Pettiford (Oklahoma-born African-American Jazz Musician) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans
1928 Piri Thomas (new York City-born Latin-American Author) Piri Thomas Latin Americans
1935 Johnny Mathis (San Francisco-born African-American Popular Singer) Johnny Mathis Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1962 Janet S. Wong (Los Angeles-born Asian-American Poet, Children's Author) Janet S. Wong Primary Children's Authors Poetry Asian American Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1809 Native Americans of Indiana Cede Land Tracts to the U.S. Government Indiana Native American Heritage William Henry Harrison Indiana University
1854 A Number of Ojibwe Bands Sign a Treaty Transferring Minnesota's "Arrowhead" Region to the U.S. Government for About $400,000 Minnesota Native-American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Economics Minnesota Historical Association
1865 102nd U.S. Colored Troop Is Mustered Out of Service in Charleston, South Carolina South Carolina American Civil War African-American Heritage State of Michigan
1889 Wyoming's Legislature Approves First State Constitution Granting Women Voting Right Wyoming Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts The History Channel
1919 Three Days of Deadly Race Riots between Whites and African-American Sharecroppers Break Out in Elaine, Arkansas Elaine Race Riot Racism Farming & Agriculture Labor African-American Heritage Encyclopedia of Arkansas
1957 Students Walk Out of West Virginia's Matoaka High School in Protest Over School Integration Matoaka, West Virginia Education Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage West Virginia Archives
1962 James Meredith Successfully Enrolls in University of Mississippi on 4th Try James Meredith Education U.S. Civil Rights African-American History New York Times
1972 Roberto Clemente Gets His 3,000th and Final Career Hit Roberto Clemente Baseball Hall of Fame Latin Americans USA Today
1997 France's Catholic Church Formally Apologizes for Silence During Holocaust France Catholicism The Holocaust Jewish-Christian Relations

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