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  • “Hindoo” Boy in Marine Corps Band

    “Hindoo” Boy in Marine Corps Band May 2016 - May 16, 1918—At a Marine Corps Band concert, a solemn Hindoo boy, no bigger than a doll, beat a drum with the assistance of the Marine drummer. Find out more about this boy.

  • Dr. Bhagwan Gyanee Lectures in St. Louis

    Dr. Bhagwan Gyanee Lectures in St. Louis May 2016 - May 19, 1933 or 1939—Dr. Bhagwan S. Gyanee delivers a lecture on “The Evolution of the Human Soul” at the Melbourne Hotel in St. Louis. This activist and poet has Atlanta connections.

  • Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell receives letter of support for naturalization of Indians

    Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell receives letter of support for naturalization of Indians April 2016 - April 25, 1944–Joseph Fox, Sec-Treas of Cafeteria Employees Union, writes Georgia’s Senator Richard B. Russell, Chairman of Senate Committee on Immigration, supporting Indian naturalization.

  • Desis rise up for Amadou Diallo, an immigrant shot by police

    Desis rise up for Amadou Diallo, an immigrant shot by police April 2016 - April 2, 2000–A photograph from DRUM’s first ever public action in Jackson Heights, Queens.
    Desis Rising Up and Moving held ‘41 Days of Action’ in response to police killing Amadou Diallo.

  • South Asians in Hip Hop

    South Asians in Hip Hop April 2016 - April 17, 2008–A poster advertises Hip-Hopistan conference, "Land of Hip Hop," in Chicago, with South Asian American artists: Abstract/Vision, MC Kabir, Chee Malabar, Yogi B & Natchatra, and DJ Rekha.

  • India “mesmerized” by Bill Clinton

    India “mesmerized” by Bill Clinton March 2016 - March 20, 2000—President Bill Clinton and his family make a trip to India to improve ties. His six-day trip included visits to Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai, and Hyderabad; he made a fine impression.

  • Britain asks for the arrest of Har Dayal

    Britain asks for the arrest of Har Dayal March 2016 - March 28, 1917–The San Francisco Bulletin runs an article on Britain asking for the arrest of Har Dayal, founder of the Ghadar party in America, thought to be "plotting against the British government.”

  • The all-American Daughter of an Indian maestro

    The all-American Daughter of an Indian maestro March 2016 - March 30, 1979–Norah Jones, daughter of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, is born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up with her mother in Grapevine, Texas, won 9 Grammys, and reunited with Shankar before his death.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. in Delhi, India

    Martin Luther King, Jr. in Delhi, India February 2016 - February 10, 1959: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, arrive in Delhi. The trip was a pilgrimage for King who was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.

  • “Uday Shankar and his Hindu Ballet”

    “Uday Shankar and his Hindu Ballet” February 2016 - February 18, 1939: Uday Shankar and his Hindu Ballet perform at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, CA. A dancer and choreographer, he was the older brother of noted musician Ravi Shankar.

 

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