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NOVEMBER 17

1878 Grace Abbott (Nebraska-born Activist for Children's Rights and Immigrant Rights) Grace Abbott Child Advocacy Immigrant Rights Human Rights
1904 William H. Hastie (Tennessee-born African-American Judge and Government Official) Tennessee Social & Political Leaders Law & Legal Resources Notable African-Americans African American Registry
Isamu Noguchi (Los Angeles-born Asian-American Artist)/td> Isamu Noguchi Asian-American Studies
1936 Luis Rafael Sánchez (Puerto Rican Latin-American Author) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Latin-American Studies
1966 Daisy Fuentes (Cuban-born Latin-American Television Personality) Cuban Performing Artists Television Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Audre Lorde (New York City-born African-American Poet) Audre Lorde Poetry Notable African Americans
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1698 The First Units of a Spanish Expedition Arrives in Pensacola Bay to Thwart French Colonization in West Florida Spain France Florida Colonial History Hispanic Heritage Florida Historical Society
1956 Jim Brown Scores 43 Points in His Final Game for Syracuse Jim Brown College Football Hall of Fame Syracuse African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1960 New Orleans School Board Asks Judge to Suspend School Desegregation Order New Orleans Education Racism Law and Legal Resources Louisiana Secretary of State
1980 Howard University's WHUT Is First African-American owned PBS Station (as WHMM) Television African American Heritage Historic Firsts Howard University (pdf)

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