Teaching Materials

Opelousas Massacre | Zinn Education Project

Sept. 28, 1868: Opelousas Massacre

In response to the promotion of voter registration, a KKK like group massacred hundreds of people, most who were African American.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship
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Robert Hill Elaine Massacre | Zinn Education Project

Sept. 30, 1919: Elaine Massacre

Black farmers massacred in Elaine, Arkansas for their efforts to fight for better pay and higher cotton prices.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Labor
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Sept. 4, 1875: Clinton, Mississippi Massacre

Nearly 50 African-Americans were killed by white mobs during the Clinton Riot.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Mine workers in Gary, West Virginia, 1908

Sept. 4, 1921: Battle of Blair Mountain Ends

Sept. 4 marks the end of fighting at the Battle of Blair Mountain, which was the largest example of class war in U.S. history.
Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Economics, Labor
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Panama Canal | Zinn Education Project

Sept. 7, 1977: Panama Canal

On Sept. 7, 1977 treaties were signed to turn over control of the Panama Canal from the U.S. to Panama.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Labor, World History/Global Studies
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Teaching Against War, for Humanity

By Bill Bigelow

Wars? What wars? On the eve of the U.S. midterm elections, WikiLeaks released the largest cache of classified war documents in history, covering years of U.S. conduct in Iraq. And, as Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman pointed out,

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