Teaching Materials

Emory Douglas Artwork | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Oct. 15, 1966: The Black Panther Party Founded

The Black Panther Party sought justice for African Americans and other oppressed communities through a combination of revolutionary theory, education, and community programs.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 16, 1968: Olympics Black Power Salute

Tommie Smith and John Carlos made a symbolic protest while the U.S. national anthem was played in the Olympics.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity, Sports
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Oct. 17, 1920: Marie Equi Jailed

Marie Equi entered San Quentin prison to serve a one-year term for her anti-war protests.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Oct. 18, 1929: The Persons Case

The Persons Case, a legal milestone in Canada, established the right of women to sit in the Senate of Canada.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Women's History
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Oct. 2, 1937: Parsley Massacre

The execution of more than 20,000 Haitians is known as the Parsley Massacre.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Latinx, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 2, 1968: Tlatelolco Massacre

The Tlatelolco massacre was the killing of students and civilians by military and police in Mexico.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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Oct. 20, 1942: Durham Manifesto

The Southern Conference on Race Relations (SCRR) was held in Durham, North Carolina.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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John Earl Reese | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 22, 1955: John Earl Reese Murdered

In an effort to stop the implementation of Brown v. Board through terrorism, 16-yr-old John Earl Reese was killed in Mayflower, Texas.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Education, Racism & Racial Identity
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Chicago School Boycott | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 22, 1963: Chicago School Boycott

The Chicago Public School Boycott, also known as Freedom Day, was a mass boycott and demonstration against the segregationist policies.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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Oct. 23, 1947: An Appeal to the World

The NAACP sent to the U.N. a document titled “An Appeal to the World,” to redress human rights violations the United States committed against its African-American citizens.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Hate Will Not Define Us | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 24 and 27, 2018

Two hate crime shootings in one week, one of African Americans in Kentucky and the other of Jews in Pittsburgh.
Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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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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