Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000

March 13, 1979: The Grenada Revolution

Grenada's prime minister Eric Gairy was ousted in a coup organized by the New Jewel Movement and led by Maurice Bishop.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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Mothers of the Disappeared "Memorial Wall"

March 24, 1980: Archbishop Romero Assassinated

Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador assassinated by U.S.-backed death squads.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Peter Yew/Police Brutality Protests, 1975 | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

May 19, 1975: Peter Yew/Police Brutality Protests

Virtually every shop and factory in Chinatown was closed, with signs posted windows and on doors reading “Closed to Protest Police Brutality" to protest the beating of Peter Yew.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Asian American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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The Ogoni Nine Memorial

Nov. 10, 1995: Murdered by Shell

The Ogoni Nine were executed by the Nigerian military government for campaigning against the devastation of their homeland by oil companies.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, World History/Global Studies
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Greensboro Massacre Protest (photo) | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 3, 1979: Greensboro Massacre

Five people were killed when the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis fired on an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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Nov. 3, 1986: Iran Arms Sales Revealed

Ash-Shiraa reported that the U.S. gov't. had been secretly selling arms to Iran in a hostage release deal.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Incarceration / Prison Pie Chart | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 27, 1994: U.S. Prison Population Exceeds One Million

The U.S. Justice Department announced that the prison population topped one million for the first time in U.S. history.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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