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

DECEMBER 15

1883 William A. Hinton (Chicago-born Doctor, Professor, and First African-American to Publish an Academic Textbook) Chicago Mathematicians and Scientists Medical Research Famous African Americans African American Registry
1895 Andy Razaf (Washington, D.C.-born Jazz Musician, Poet) Andy Razaf Jazz Poetry African American Performing Artists
1933 Donald Woods (South African Journalist, Civil Rights Activist) South African Authors & Writers Apartheid African American Registry
1937 Donald Goines (Detroit-born Pulp Fiction Writer) Detroit Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors Writer's Almanac
1959 Donna Brazile (Louisiana-born African-American Political Consultant) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders 2000 Presidential Election African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1890 Sitting Bull (Tatanka Yotanka: Chief of the Lakota Sioux Indians) Sitting Bull Native American Studies
1934 Maggie Lena Walker (Virginia-born African-American Banker) Virginia Business Leaders Economics and Business African American Business Leaders Virginia Historical Society
1943 Fats Waller (New York City-born African-American Jazz Musician) Fats Waller Jazz Musicians American Composers/Songwriters African American Performing Artists
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1863 President Lincoln Sends Six Indian Treaties to Congress Abraham Lincoln U.S. Congress Native-American Heritage Lincoln Logs
1890 Sitting Bull Killed by Lakota Police Sitting Bull Native American Studies History Channel
1949 Opening Night for Manhattan Jazz Club Birdland New York City Jazz University of Virginia African American Registry
1961 Israeli Court Finds NAZI Officer Adolf Eichmann Guilty on All Counts Israel Adolf Eichmann World War II The Holocaust History Channel
Dr. King Urges Overflow Crowd to Keep Protesting Freedom Rider Trial in Albany, GA Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
2,000 Protest Discrimination at the Baton Rouge, LA Courthouse Louisiana Civil Rights African-American History Oyez
1971 The First Five Women Are Appointed as Special Agents of the United States Secret Service U.S. Secret Service Women Historic First U.S. Treasury
1989 Glory Is Released in the U.S. Film American Civil War African-American Heritage Received Three Acadmy Awards Internet Movie Database

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