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DECEMBER 26

1894 Nathaniel Jean Toomer (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Poet, Novelist) Washington, D.C. Authors Poetry African American Authors University of Illinois New Georgia Encycloepdia Writer's Alamanc African American Registry University of Georgia
1915 Una Mae Carlisle (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Singer, Pianist, Songwriter) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 Sister Mary Giovanni Gourhan (Founder of the Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP) in St. Paul, Minnesota) St. Paul, Minnesota Catholicism Educators of Note Latin-American Heritage Guadalupe Alternative Programs Minnesota Historical Society
1999 Curtis Mayfield (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Chicago Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1835 The State of Georgia Prohibits the Use of Slaves in the Mixing and Dispensing of Any Drug or Medicine Georgia Government Slavery Medicine Law & Legal Resources University of Georgia
1848 Husband and Wife Slaves, Ellen and William Craft, Begin Their Escape to Freedom from Georgia to Philadelphia Georgia Philadelphia Slavery African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1862 38 Dakota Indians, Convicted of Crimes Committed During the U.S.–Dakota War, Are Hanged in Mankato, Minnesota Mankato, Minnesota Dakotas Capital Punishment Death Minnesota Historical Society
1892 Meeting in Augusta, 34 African-American Editors and Publishers Form the Negro Press Association of Georgia Augusta, Georgia Journalism African American Authors University of Georgia
1908 Jack Johnson Is the First African American to Win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title Knocking Out Canadian Tommy Burns Texas Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Historic Firsts African-American Sports Figures History Channel New York TimesAfrican American Registry
1966 The First Day of the First Kwanzaa Is Celebrated in Los Angeles Los Angeles Holidays and Celebrations Kwanzaa Historic Firsts History Channel African American Registry

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