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


1905 Los Mailou Jones (Massachusetts-born African-American Artist) Los Mailou Jones American Artists Noted African Americans
1908 Gyo Fujikawa (California-born Asian-American Children's Author, Illustrator) California Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists Asian-American Studies
1920 Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker: Australian Poet, Civil Rights Activist) Australian Authors and Illustrators Poetry Human/Civil Rights Activist Writer's Almanac
1938 Bette Bao Lord (Chinese-American Children's Author) Bette Bao Lord Young-adult Authors Human Rights/Civil Rights Asian-American Authors
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1757 The Treaty of Savannah Is Signed Ceding Creek Land Rights to Colonial Georgia Georgia Colony Creek Indians Treaty of Savannah University of Georgia
1786 Georgia Authorities and Creek Chiefs Sign Treaty Reaffirming Previous Land Concessions Georgia Colony Creek Indians Historic Documents University of Georgia
1804 Fox and Sauk Indians Trade 50 Million Acres of Land in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for an Annuity of $1,000 Wisconsin Illinois Native-American Heritage Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1814 Forces of Andrew Jackson Kill 180 Warriors at the Creek Village of Tallushatchee in Alabama Alabama Andrew Jackson Creek Indians War of 1812 Death Wikipedia
1862 Federal African-American Regiment Replaces White Troops Stationed on Florida's Amelia Island Florida American Civil War African-American Military Figures Florida State Historical Society
1885 White Mob Forces Tacoma, Washington's Chinese Community to Leave Town Washington Racism Asian-American Heritage History Link
1970 Alabama Elects First Two African-American Congressmen Since Reconstruction Alabama Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders Alabama State Archives
The 6th Virginia Constitution Is Ratified to Bring the State into Compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Virginia Constitution Historic U.S. Documents Human Rights Voting Virginia Historical Society
1998 Georgia Elects First Two African Americans to Statewide Office (Attorney General & Labor) Georgia Politics and Elections African-American History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
2000 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Sold to Viacom for $3 Billion Television Business & Economics African American History African American Registry

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