Teaching Materials

Nov. 17, 1961: Albany Movement

The Albany Movement engaged multiple civil rights organizations and students in the fight for desegregation and voting rights.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
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Julius 'July' Perry Ocoee Massacre

Nov. 2, 1920: The Ocoee Massacre

More than 50 African Americans killed in the Ocoee Massacre after going to vote in Florida.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Nov. 20, 1969: Alcatraz Occupation

Native Americans took over and held Alcatraz Island as Indian Land during the Alcatraz Occupation.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Native American
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Nov. 21, 1927: Lum v. Rice Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, in the case of nine-year old Chinese-American Martha Lum, her exclusion on account of race from school was justified.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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Nov. 23, 1887: Thibodaux Massacre

Between 30-60 striking Black Louisiana sugarcane workers were massacred.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Labor, 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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Nov. 29, 1781: Zong Massacre

132 Enslaved Africans were thrown overboard and killed by British crew during the Zong massacre.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Economics, Slavery and Resistance, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 29, 1864: Sand Creek Massacre

A Colorado Cavalry unit, acting on orders from Colorado's governor and ignoring a white surrender flag flying just below a U.S. flag, brutally attacked Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Native American
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Nov. 3, 1874: Robert Smalls Elected

Robert Smalls was elected to Congress from South Carolina during Reconstruction.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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