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

DECEMBER 9

1579 St. Martin de Porres (Peruvian-born Catholic Saint) Peru Political and Social Leaders Catholic Saints Religion African-American Registry
1729 Juan de Ugalde (Spanish Military Leader, Namesake of Uvalde, Texas) Spanish Military Figures Uvalde, Texas Hispanic Military Figures Texas State Historical Association
1919 Roy DeCarava (New York City-born African-American Photographer) New York City Artists Photography African-American Artists African-American Registry
1922 Redd Foxx (Missouri-born African-American Comedic Actor) MIssouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1932 Anna Diggs Taylor (District of Columbia-born African-American Federal Court Judge) Anna Diggs Taylor Law & Legal Resources Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1930 Rube Foster (Texas-born Founder of the National Negro Baseball League; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Rube Foster Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Texas State Historical Association
1971 Ralphe Bunche (Detroit-born African-American States; 1950 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Ralphe Bunche Nobel Laureate for Peace United Nations Famous African-Americans
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1872 P.B.S. Pinchback Serves as Louisiana's Acting Governor During Impeachment of Governor Warmoth Louisiana Political and Social Leader African-American Political and Social Leaders PBS
1873 Alabama State Legislature Creates the Colored Normal School at Huntsville (Alabama A&M) Alabama Education African American Heritage Alabama A&M Alabama State Archives
1995 Kweisi Mfume Chosen to Head the NAACP Kweisi Mfume African-American Studies NAACP New York Times

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