Teaching Materials

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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Sept. 11, 1973: Salvador Allende Killed

Chile’s democratically elected president, Salvador Allende was killed in a U.S. backed coup.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Sept. 11, 1990: Murder of Myrna Mack

Anthropologist Myrna Mack Chang was murdered in Guatemala by U.S. backed military due to her outspoken criticism of the Guatemala government's treatment of the indigenous Maya. 
Time Periods: 20th Century, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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Oberlin Rescuers | Zinn Education Project

Sept. 13, 1858: Oberlin Wellington Rescue

Eighteen-year-old John Price was arrested by a federal marshal in Oberlin, Ohio under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
Time Periods: Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance
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Sept. 14, 1941: Rally Against Police Brutality

Four marches from different points in the city of Washington, D.C. got underway, against police brutality.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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