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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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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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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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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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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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Oct. 13, 1792: White House Cornerstone Laid

The untold story of African Americans in the White House from the 18th century to the present, including the presidents who held people in bondage.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Slavery and Resistance
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