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

NOVEMBER 20

1878 Charles S. Gilpin (Virginia-born African-American Actor and Singer) Virginia Performing Artists Actors African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1896 Sallie Martin (Georgia-born African-American Gospel Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1910 Pauli Murray (Maryland-born African-American Poet, Attorney, Educator, Civil Rights Activist) Pauli Murray Poetry Law & Legal Resources Famous African-Americans
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1620 Aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay - Peregrine White Is First Baby of European Descent Born in North America Massachusetts Child Advocacy The Mayflower Historic Firsts Concordia New York Times
1866 Howard University Is Founded as a Seminary for the Training of African-American Preachers Washington, D.C. Education Education Religion African-American Heritage Howard University Library of Congress African American Registry
1899 At Rio Grande City, Texas, U.S. Troops Fire on Local Residents Threatening African-American Soldiers Rio Grande City, Texas U.S. Military Racism African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1962 Racial & Religious Discrimination Are Eliminated in Federal Housing U.S. Civil Rights Housing African-American History History Channel
1969 Approximately 90 Native Americans Begin 19-month Occupation of Alcatraz Island San Francisco Native-American Studies National Park Service Minnesota Historical Society
1970 Washington State's Marymoor Prehistoric Indian Site Is Added to the National Register of Historic Places Washington Landmarks Native-American Heritage Marymoor Park History Link
1971 "Theme from 'Shaft,'" by Isaac Hayes, Reaches #1 for the First of Two Weeks. Isaac Hayes Popular Music African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1974 Operatic Soprano Leontyne Price Performs at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Leontyne Price Opera African-American Performing Artists Grand Opera House State of Delaware
1984 20-year-old Dwight Gooden Youngest National League Rookie of the Year Florida Sports Figures Baseball Famous African Americans Baseball Library
1989 United Nations Unanimously Adopts Convention on the Rights of the Child Children's Rights Human Rights The United Nations
1996 Seattle School Board Votes to End Mandatory Busing for Desegregation in Elementary Schools Seattle, Washington Education African-American Heritage Seattle Public Schools History Link
2001 Federal Health Officials Approve Sale of the World's First Contraceptive Patch, Ortho-Evra Birth Control Ortho-Evra FDA

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