Teaching Materials

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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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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Creole Case | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 7, 1841: The Creole Case

The Creole Case was the result of an American slave revolt onboard the Creole, a ship involved in the U.S. slave trade
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Slavery and Resistance
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Protesters at Ginwan rally | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 8, 2009: Okinawa Protest

Thousands of Japanese protesters on the island of Okinawa demanded the removal of the U.S. base there.
Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Jewish prisoners in Baden-Baden | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 9, 1938: Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)

Violent anti-Jewish demonstrations in Europe in which hundreds of synagogues were destroyed, 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses, homes, and schools were plundered; 91 Jews were murdered; and 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 1, 1851: The Jerry Rescue

Abolitionists freed a man captured under Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 in Syracuse, New York.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance
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Oct. 1, 1964: Free Speech Movement

The Free Speech Movement was launched at UC-Berkeley.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Alaska Petition Aleut Women 1942

Oct. 10, 1942: Petition from Aleut Women

Aleut women from the Pribilof Islands Program wrote a petition about the dangerous internment camp conditions.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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D.C. Jail Uprising | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 11, 1972: D.C. Jail Uprising

An uprising took place at a D.C. jail to protest conditions.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 12, 1898: Battle of Virden

A small band of striking coal miners in southern Illinois called out Chicago coal barons and stood their ground at Virden.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Economics, Labor, Organizing
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