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


1792 Sarah Moore Grimké (South Carolina-born Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist) Sarah Moore Grimké Abolition Women's Rights
1939 Tina Turner (Tennessee-born African-American Popular Singer, Dancer) Tina Turner Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1946 Art Shell (South Carolina-born African-American Sports Figures) Art Shell Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1969 Kara Walker (California-born African-American Artist) California Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1883 Sojourner Truth (New York-born African-American Preacher, Abolitionist, Women's Rights Advocate) Sojourner Truth Abolition Women Civil Rights Religious Leaders and Theologians African American Political and Social Leaders
1970 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. (Washington, D.C.-born Military Leader; First African American General in the Regular United States Armed Services) Washington, D.C. Military Leaders U.S. Military Leaders African American Military Figures
1722 The French Return Control of Pensacola, Florida to the Spanish France Spain Pensacola, Florida Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1861 A Constitutional Convention Begins for the Proposed State of Kanawha (West Virginia) West Virginia Virginia Slavery American Civil War African American Registry West Virginia Archives
1940 Nazis Force 500,000 Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto Poland Nazi Germany Judaism The Holocaust New York Times
1968 British Race Relations Act Makes It Illegal to Refuse Housing, Employment or Services on Basis of Ethnic Background Great Britain Racism Housing Labor Human Rights/Civil Rights BBC
1970 Native Americans Protest Traditional Thanksgiving Celebration at Plymouth, Massachusetts Plymouth, Massachusetts Thanksgiving Native American Heritage U.S. Civil Rights Movement Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1981 Miles Davis Marries Cicely Tyson Cicely Tyson Miles Davis Popular Musicians Actors African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1987 Fearful of Being Returned to Cuba, Cuban Detainees Hold Hostages at an Atlanta Prison and a New Orleans Detention Center Cuba Atlanta, Georgia New Orleans, Louisiana Immigration Latin-American Heritage State of Georgia
August Wilson's The Piano Lesson Premieres at the Yale Repertory Theatre August Wilson Plays African-American Authors Yale Repertory Theatre Theater History

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