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

OCTOBER 27

1940 Maxine Hong Kingston (California-born Asian-American Novelist and Memoirist) California Authors and Illustrators Asian-American Heritage National Women's History Project Writer's Almanac
1917 Oliver Tambo (South African President of the African National Congress: 1969-91) South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid African National Congress African American Registry
Anna Langford (Ohio-born African-American Civil Rights Advocate) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights Law & Legal Resources African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1924 Ruby Dee (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Ruby Dee Actors Film Television Notable African Americans
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1891 African-American Philip B Downing Awarded Patent for Public Mailbox U.S. Postal Service Inventors and Inventions Patents and Copyrights Notable African Americans St. Louis Public Library
1954 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. First African-American Promoted to Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Aviation African-American Military Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry
1960 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Is Released from Georgia State Prison Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1981 First Woman Sworn in as Chief U.S. Sculptor-Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint Currencies American Artists Women Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
Andrew Young Is Elected Mayor Atlanta Georgia Andrew Young Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia

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