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

DECEMBER 20

1935 William Julius Wilson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Scholar, Educator) William Julius Wilson Education Famous African Americans
1942 Bob Hayes (Florida-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Bob Hayes Track & Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Football Famous Afrcian Americans
1957 Lulu Delacre (Puerto Rican Children's Author, Illustrator) Lulu Delacre Primary Authors Young-adult Authors American Artists Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2007 Lydia Mendoza (Texas-born Tejano Singer) Lydia Mendoza Folk & Ethnic Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists
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1841 U.S. Infantry Fight Seminole Warriors in Florida's Big Cypress Swamp Florida Seminole Indians Big Cypress Swamp War Florida Historical Society
1856 U.S. Infantry Fight Seminole Warriors in Florida's Big Cypress Swamp Fort Myers Florida Seminole Indians War Florida Historical Society
1899 Georgia Law Requires Segregated Accommodations on Railroads Georgia Railroad Racism Laws and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1956 Martin Luther King Reads Statement Ending Montgomery, AL Bus Boycott Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montgomery Bus Boycott U.S. Supreme Court African-American History Stanford University
1981 Dreamgirls Opens at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway New York City Plays American Musicals African-American Heritage Internet Broadway Database

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