Teaching Materials

Stealing Home: Eminent Domain, Urban Renewal, and the Loss of Community (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

May 8, 1959: Mexican American Communities Evicted

Palo Verde, La Loma, and Bishop were close-knit Mexican American communities that were destroyed in the 1950s to make way for the Dodger Stadium.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: Economics, Latinx, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Sports
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Session of Mississippi Legislature 1890

Nov. 1, 1890: Mississippi Constitution

Mississippi adopted a state constitution with poll tax and literacy tests to roll back the gains of the Reconstruction era.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Nov. 10, 1898: Wilmington Massacre

The interracial, elected Reconstruction era local government was deposed in a coup d’etat in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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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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Nov. 13, 1969: San Marcos 10 Protested War

A group of students were suspended at Southwest Texas State University for peacefully protesting the Vietnam War.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Latinx, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Nov. 14, 1960: Gomillion v. Lightfoot

SCOTUS ruled 9-0 that redrawing city boundaries in Tuskegee, AL to exclude African-American voters violates the 15th Amendment.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Nov. 14, 1965: Battle of Ia Drang

The Battle of Ia Drang began between regulars of the United States Army and regulars of the People's Army of Vietnam.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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San Francisco moratorium march | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 15, 1969: Second Anti-War Moratorium

The second anti-war Moratorium occurred with over 500,000 marching in D.C. and demonstrations throughout the country and the world.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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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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