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NOVEMBER 23

1913 Dorothy Sterling (New York-born Children's Author of African-American History) Dorothy Sterling Young-adult Authors African-American History African American Registry
1926 R. L. Burnside (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1939 Betty Everett (Mississippi-born African-American Vocalist) Mississippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 William Thomas Anderson (Georgia-born Journalist, Civil Rights Advocate) Georgia Writers and Illustrators Journalism Civil Rights/Human Rights University of Georgia
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1733 Rebellious Slaves Kill Many Masters, Take Control of Danish Island of St. John Island of St. John Slavery St. John Beach Guide
1897 A.J. Beard Receives Patent for "Jenny Coupler", a Lifesaving Railroad Coupler Alabama Mathematicians and Scientists African-American Mathematicians and Scientists Railroad Patents & Trademarks University of Pennsylvania
African American Inventor, J.L. Love, Patents (#594,114) a Pencil Sharpener African-American Mathematicians and Scientists Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks St. Louis Public Library
1963 Representative Herman M. Holloway, Sr. of Wilmington Is Sworn in as Delaware's First African-American State Senator Wilmington, Delaware Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts State of Delaware

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