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1872 Mary Engle Pennington (Tennessee-born Chemist; Food Refrigeration and Preservation Expert) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians American Women Scientists & Mathematicians Foods and Nutrition Center for the Study of Science and Technology
1893 Clarence Williams (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician, Producer, Composer, Pioneer) Louisiana Peforming Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Faith Ringgold (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Faith Ringgold Primary Authors American Artists African American Authors
1934 Kader Asmal (South African Political Activist, Human Rights Lawyer) South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Human Rights/Civil Rights South African Hisatory
1941 Jesse Jackson (South Carolina-born African-American Religious, Civil Rights, Political Leader) Jesse Jackson U.S. Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders
1959 Carlos Noriega (Peruvian-American Astronaut) Peruvian Explorers, Astronauts Astronauts Latin-American Explorers Biography
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1778 In New York, Soldiers of the Continental Army Burn to the Ground the Deserted Mohawk Village of Unadilla New York Mohawk Fire Safety American Revolutuion History Channel
1896 George Washington Carver Arrives in Macon County, Alabama to Direct the Tuskegee Institute's Agricultural School Macon County, Alabama George Washington Carver Educators of Note African-American Scientists and Mathematicians Tuskegee University Alabama State Archives
1936 The Spokane Children's Home Refuses to Accept African-American Orphans Spokane, Washington Racism Child Advocacy HistoryLink
1991 The Excavation of an African-American Burial Site in Lower Manhattan Is Announced New York City Slavery Death African-American Heritage National Park Service Preservation Magazine Archaeological Institute of America

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