World War I: 1910 - 1919

July 29, 1910: Slocum Massacre in Texas

Citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas, were massacred.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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July 3, 1919: The Battle of Brewery Gulch

A battle between Black soldiers and the local white law enforcement who targeted them in Bisbee, Arizona.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Several Killed in Race Riot, El Paso Herald | Zinn Education Project

May 10, 1919: Charleston, S.C. Riot

White sailors ignited violent rioting in Charleston, South Carolina during the Red Summer of 1919. African Americans fought back, in self-defense.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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May 16, 1918: The Sedition Act of 1918 Enacted

The Sedition Act of 1918 was enacted to extend the Espionage Act of 1917. It forbade the use of "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the U.S. government,
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Mary Turner Marker

May 19, 1918: Mary Turner Lynching

Mary Turner, a young African American woman who was eight months pregnant, was lynched in Lowndes County, Georgia.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Nov. 28, 1919: Jane Addams and Palmer Raids

The Palmer Raids began in November of 1919 and targeted suspected radical leftists, especially anarchists, and deported them from the US.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Social Class
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