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. 11: Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we share a collection of stories about African American veterans who fought in various wars and upon their return to the U.S., were murdered in the fight for democracy and human rights. We also share resources for teaching about the veterans who speak out against war.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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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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Dr. Charles Gomillion | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 14, 1960: Gomillion v. Lightfoot

SCOTUS ruled 9-0 that redrawing city boundaries in Tuskegee, Alabama 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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