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


1894 Bennie Moten (Kansas City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Bandleader) Kansas City Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1911 Buck O'Neil (Florida-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Florida Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1947 John Hill Westbrook (Texas-born Collegiate Football Player: First African-American to Play in the Southwest Conference) Texas Sports Figures Football African-American Sports Figures Texas State Historical Association
1949 Whoopi Goldberg (New York City-born African-American Actress: 1990 Academy Award for Ghost) Whoopi Goldberg Actors Film Famous African Americans 1990 Academy Award for Ghost
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1939 Lois Weber (Pennsylvania-born Filmmaker: First Female Screen Director) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1862 African-American Troops of the Union Army Destroy Salt Works Along the East Coast of Florida Florida American Civil War African-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1922 In Dover, Delaware, over 200 African-American Pupils Attend the New Booker T. Washington Education Center Dover, Delware Education Racism African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1956 Browder v. Gayle, Supreme Court Declares Bus Segregation Laws Unconstitutional 1955-56 Montgomery, AL Busing Segregation U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Civil Rights 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution African-American History Stanford University Court TV
1960 A School Holiday Is Declared in New Orleans to Avoid Court-Ordered School Desegregation New Orleans Schools Education Racism Civil Rights Louisiana Secretary of States
1968 Students Protest of Suspension of Professor Closes San Francisco State University San Francisco Education African-American History U.S. Civil Rights Movement San Francisco State University
1992 Riddick Bowe Defeats Evander Hollyfield to Win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title Boxing African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1998 Zimbabwe Seizes 841 White-owned Farms to Resettle Thousands of Black Peasant Farmers Zimbabwe Farming & Agriculture Racism South African History
2001 Wilton Gregory Is Elected First African-American President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Wilton Gregory Catholicism African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts United State Conference of Catholic Bishops

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