Teaching Materials

Salvador Allende | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 24, 1970: Salvador Allende Became President of Chile

Salvador Allende became president of Chile and adopted policies for the social good such as raising minimum wage and increasing access to health care and education.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 25, 1868: St. Bernard Parish Massacre

The St. Bernard Parish (Louisiana) massacre of African Americans was carried out by white men to terrorize the recently emancipated voters.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Harry Belafonte | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 25, 1958: Youth March for Integrated Schools

A Philip Randolph, Jackie Robinson, Coretta Scott King, Harry Belafonte, Bayard Rustin, and more led a Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington, D.C.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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The Partiot Act | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 26, 2001: PATRIOT Act Signed

President George W. Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act, which rolled back civil liberties for U.S. citizens and immigrants.
Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Incarceration / Prison Pie Chart | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 27, 1994: U.S. Prison Population Exceeds One Million

The U.S. Justice Department announced that the prison population topped one million for the first time in U.S. history.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 29, 1969: Supreme Court Rules Schools Must Desegregate

The Supreme Court ruled that schools in the South had to desegregate "immediately," instead of the previous ruling of "with all deliberate speed."
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Oct. 3, 1935: Ethiopia Invaded by Italy

Ethiopia was invaded by Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Imperialism, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Luther Jackson | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 30, 1959: Luther Jackson Murdered

Luther Jackson was murdered by then Phil., Miss. policeman Lawrence Rainey.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 31, 1891: Coal Creek War

During the Coal Creek War, there was a labor uprising to protest convict leasing.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Labor
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Berglund Walkout McComb MS | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 4, 1961: Burglund High School Walkout

Burglund students walked out in response to the expulsions of their classmates and the murder of Herbert Lee.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements
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Oct. 6, 1917: Fannie Lou Hamer Born

Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist, was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing
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Lewis Henry Douglass | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 9, 1840: Lewis Henry Douglass Born

Lewis Henry Douglass served in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance
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Guevara | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 9, 1967: Che Guevara Executed

Che Guevara was killed by U.S. military backed-Bolivian forces, working with the CIA.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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Palo Duro Amarillo | Zinn Education Project

Sept 28. 1874: Battle of Palo Duro Canyon

Encampments of Comanches, Kiowas, Kiowa Apaches, Cheyennes, and Arapahos were attacked by the U.S. military.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: Reconstruction, Imperialism, Native American
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