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Ella Baker Painting | Zinn Education Project

Baker, Ella Josephine

Profile. Brief biography of Ella Josephine Baker, 1903–1986, activist and civil rights organizer.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Women's History
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Baldwin, James

Profile. A brief biography of James Baldwin, writer and social critic.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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The Bath Riots

Profile. By David Dorado Romo. The story of the 1917 Bath Riots at the U.S.-Mexico border in Juarez, where 17-year-old Carmelita Torres led a protest of the toxic chemical "baths" required for all workers.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Immigration, Latino, Women's History
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Black Abolitionists (Profile) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Black Abolitionists

Profiles. Zinn Education Project. 2014. Brief biographies of 25 Black abolitionists.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery
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Charles Sumner

Profile. Charles Sumner, Civil War and Reconstruction era politician in the United States.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Slavery
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Chomsky, Noam

Profile. Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is a political activist, professor, linguist, and author.
Time Periods: 20th Century, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy
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Clyde Kennard

Profile. Clyde Kennard (June 12, 1927–July 4, 1963) bravely and righteously tried to pursue higher education in Mississippi. He faced the fatal wrath of the state as a result of his efforts to challenge white supremacy.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity
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Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Profile. Overview of the farm labor organization, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, with artwork by Erin Currier.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Environment & Food, Labor, Latino
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Freedom Summer 1964

Profile. Prospectus for summer initiative to register African American voters in Mississippi.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
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Hatuey: 1512 – 2012

Profile. By William Loren Katz. Hatuey was a freedom fighter in the early 1500s who mobilized Caribbean islanders against invasion, theft, and murder by European conquistadors.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764
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Hubert Harrison

Profile. By Jeffrey B. Perry. Overview of the life and work scholar and activist Hubert Harrison.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American
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Jones, Mary Harris “Mother”

Profile. Mother Jones (1830–1930) was a labor leader and organizer.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Labor
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Joseph, Chief Hinmton Yalaktit

Profile. Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalaktit (1840—1904), a Nez Percé Indian chief in what is now northeastern Oregon.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 19th Century
Themes: Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Ladner, Dorie

Profile. Dorie Ladner (born June 28, 1942) is a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, social worker, and lifelong activist.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
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The Lemon Grove Incident

Profile. The story of a 1931 desegregation court ruling in a case about a California school that barred Mexican-Americans.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Latino, Organizing
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Italian American Who Fought for Justice - Viola Luizzo Family | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Liuzzo, Viola

Profile. Viola Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965), Civil Rights activist, was murdered in 1965 by the KKK after the Selma to Montgomery March.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History
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Medgar Evers

Profile. By Dernoral Davis. Medgar Evers (July 2, 1925—June 12, 1963), Civil Rights Movement activist in Mississippi.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Media, Racism & Racial Identity
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