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


1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton (New York-born Women's Rights Activist) Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women Civil Rights/Human Rights
1911 Buck Clayton (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Composer) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz American Composer Songrwriters African American Composer Songrwriters Internet Movie Database African American Registry University of Missouri, Kansas City
1930 Molly Blackburn (South African Political Activist, Civil Rights Campaigner) South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Human Rights/Civil Rights South African History
1938 Stephen Vukile Tshwete (South African Activist, African National Congress Politician) South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Human Rights/Civil Rights South African History
1968 Sammy Sosa (Dominican Republic Professional Baseball Player) Sammy Sosa Baseball Latin-American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 Chester Himes (Missouri-born African-American Novelist) Chester Himes African-American Authors
1813 In Canoes on the Alabama River, 3 Frontiersmen Defeat Nine Creek Indians in Hand-to-Hand Combat Alabama Native American Heritage War of 1812 Creek War Death Alabama State Archives
1833 A Meteor Shower Seen Across the Southeast U.S. Becomes Known as "the Night Stars Fell on Alabama" Alabama Meteors Native American Heritage War of 1812 Creek War Death Alabama State Archives
1867 U.S. Officials Meet at Fort Laramie, Wyoming to Discuss a Strategy for Peace with the Plains Indians Wyoming Native American Heritage Fort History Channel
1868 State Militia Raid Center Point, Arkansas in Response to Ku Klux Klan Activity Arkansas Racism Anything Arkansas
1889 Governor John B. Gordon Signs Legislation Opening All Branch Colleges of the University of Georgia to White Female Students Georgia Education Education Women Law Civil Rights/Human Rights Racism University of Georgia University of Georgia
1922 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Is Organized by Seven African-American Women in Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Education Women African American Heritage Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc African American Registry
1940 Supreme Court Strikes Down White Neighborhood Covenants Against African Americans U.S. Supreme Court Law & Legal Resources U.S. Civil Rights Housing Arizona State University: Hansberry v. Lee
1954 Ellis Island U.S. Immigration Station Closed New York City Immigration Ellis Island History Channel BBC
1977 Ernest Morial Is Elected as the First African-American Mayor of New Orleans New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Elections African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
In Minnesota, Steve Carter's Eden Is the First Documented Performance at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre St. Paul, Minnesota Stage and Theater Historic Firsts African-American Performing Artists Penumbra Theatre Company Minnesota Historical Society
1985 Xavier Suarez Is Elected As Miami, Florida's First Cuban-American Mayor Cuban Political and Social Leaders Miami, Florida Elections Historic Firsts Latin-American Political and Social Leaders New York Times
1987 American Medical Association Policy Makes It Unethical to Refuse Treatment for AIDS Patients AIDS Human Rights/Civil Rights American Medical Association New York Times
1992 Canada's Inuit Vote for Self-Government in the Eastern Arctic Canada Native-American Heritage Voting Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1996 Jesse Jackson Threatens Boycott of Texaco for Discrimination Jesse Jackson U.S. Civil Rights Business & Economics Texaco History Channel

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