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

DECEMBER 24

1834 Lizzie Bunnell Read (President of the Iowa Woman Suffrage Association) Iowa Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Historical Society of Iowa
1853 Octavia Albert (Georgia-born African-American Writer) Georgia Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1898 Baby Dodds (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Drummer) New Orleans Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1908 Jabbo Smith (Georgia-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Georgia Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1911 Louise Bourgeois (French-American Sculptor) Louise Bourgeois Artists
1971 Ricky Martin (Popular Puerto Rican Singer) Ricky Martin Popular Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1862 President Lincoln Spends the Evening Discussing the Emancipation Proclamation with Senator Charles Sumner (Massachusetts) Charles Sumner President Abraham Lincoln Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
1956 African-American Residents of Tallahassee, Florida Defy City Laws and Occupy the Front Seats of City Busses Tallahassee, Florida Transportation Civil Rights/Human Rights African-Ameerican Heritage Florida Historical Society

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