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

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1882 Jane Edna Hunter (South Carolina-born African-American Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights Activist Womens Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1902 William Alexander "Sonny" Greer (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Musician) William Alexander Sonny Greer Jazz Musicians Famous African Americans
1903 Carlos Montoya (Spanish-born Latin-American Flamenco Guitarist) Carlos Montoya International Musicians Dance Jazz Latin-American Studies
Ella Josephine Baker (Virginia-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Ella Josephine Baker Civil Rights Activist African American Political & Social Leaders
1923 Wiley Branton (Arkansas-born African-American Attorney and Civil Rights Activist) Arkansas Political & Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources Civil Rights Activist African American Political & Social Leaders African American Registry
1950 David Russell (California-born African-American Visual Storyboard Artist and Painter) California Artists & Illustrators Star Wars African American Artists & Illustrators Official Website African American Registry
1957 Lucia M. Gonzalez (Cuban-born Latin-American Children's Author) Cuban Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors Latin-American Authors & Illustrators Scholastic
1913 Archie Moore (Mississippi-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Mississippi Sport Figures Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1924 Larry Doby (South Carolina-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) South Carolina Sport Figures Baseball  Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1943 Ferguson Jenkins (Canadian-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Canadian Sport Figures Baseball  Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1986 Ella Josephine Baker (Virginia-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Ella Josephine Baker Civil Rights Activist African American Political & Social Leaders
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1777 Spanish Expedition Leaves New Orleans to Map the Texas Gulf Coast New Orleans Texas U.S. Maps Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1864 The Confederacy Authorizes Impressment of Free Negroes and Slaves into the Confederate Army American Civil War African-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1942 Joseph Goebbels Complains Italy Too Lax With Jews Italy Joseph Goebbels The Holocaust Judaism World War II History Channel
1944 First African-American Woman Admitted to WAVE Officer Training African-American History World War II Historic Firsts
1961 270 African-American Protesters Arrested at Albany, Georgia Trial of 11 Freedom Riders Georgia Human Rights/Civil Rights Racism Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1968 San Francisco State U. Begins Holidays Week Early Due to Student Protests San Francisco Education African-American History U.S. Civil Rights Movement San Francisco State University
1995 Race Riots Break Out in South London London Racism BBC

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