Teaching Materials

Jane Addams | Zinn Education Project

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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Zong Massacre | Zinn Education Project

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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Election Riot of 1874 Location Marker | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 3, 1874: White League Attacks Black Voters

Deadly election "riots" took place in Barbour County, Alabama against African-American politicians and voters.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Majority Report on the Danville Riot | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 3, 1883: Danville Riot

African Americans voters were threatened after the Danville Riot, leading to their loss of political power in this majority African American city in Virginia.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship
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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: African American
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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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Shirley Chisholm | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 30, 1924: Shirley Chisholm Born

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Women's History
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Lincoln Normal School

Nov. 5, 1867: Alabama State Constitution

Delegates gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to draft a new state constitution during Reconstruction.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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Draft Card Burning 1965

Nov. 6, 1965: Draft Card Protest

Draft cards burned in solidarity with David Miller.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Imperialism, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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