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

NOVEMBER 24

1713 Junípero Serra (Spanish Missionary) Junípero Serra California Missions Catholicism Latin-American Studies
1868 Scott Joplin (Texas-born African-American Ragtime Composer, Songwriter) Scott Joplin American Composers Jazz African American Composers
1911 Bessie Blout Griffin (Virginia-born African-American Physical Therapist, Inventor, Forensic Scientist) Virginia Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Special Education Inventors and Inventions World War II African-Ameerican Scientists & Mathematicians African American Heritage
1912 Teddy Wilson (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-Ameerican Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage Biography.com
1920 Percy Sutton (Texas-born African-American Attorney, Civil Rights Activist, Government Official, Media Executive ) Texas Political and Social Leaders Law & Legal Resources Civil Rights Television African-Ameerican Political and Social Leaders African American Heritage
1921 Yoshiko Uchida (California-born Asian-American Children's Author) California Authors & Illustrators Asian Americans World War II Clarion University Web English Teacher
1931 Jean Harris (Virginia-born African-American Physician, Mayor of Eden Prairie, Minnesota) Virginia Mathematicians and Scientists Eden Prairie, Minnesota Health Care Professions African-Ameerican Political and Social Leaders African American Heritage
1935 Ron Dellums (California-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress) California Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African-Ameerican Political and Social Leaders African American Heritage
1938 Oscar Robertson (Tennessee-born African-American member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Tennessee Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African American Heritage
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1807 Thayendanegea "Joseph Brant" (Mohawk Chief) Mohawk Indians History Channel
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1865 Mississippi Is the First State to Establish "Black Codes" to Limit Rights of Freed Blacks Mississippi Law & Legal Resources African American History
1869 By Joint Resolution, the Alabama Legislature Ratifies the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Guaranteeing Former Slaves the Right to Vote Alabama Legislature 15th Amendment Slavery Voting Rights Human Rights/Civil Rights African American Heritage Alabama State Archive
1960 Wilt Chamberlain Grabs 55 Rebounds in One NBA Game Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures PBS

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