Teaching Materials

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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Sept. 17, 1787: U.S. Constitution Signed

The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class
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Sept. 19, 1868: Camilla Massacre

As African Americans marched peacefully in response to their expulsion from elected office, more than a dozen were massacred near Albany, Georgia.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Sept. 2, 1885: Rock Springs Massacre

White coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming, brutally attacked their Chinese coworkers.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Racism & Racial Identity
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Sept. 2, 1966: Grenada, Miss. School Desegregation Battle

On Sept. 2, 1966, the Grenada, Mississippi school board shuttered school instead of opening its doors to registered Black students.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Racism & Racial Identity
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Sept. 21, 1976: Sheridan Circle Car Bomb

Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt were killed in Washington, D.C. by a U.S.-backed Augusto Pinochet regime car bomb.
Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000
Themes: Imperialism, Latinx, US Foreign Policy, World History/Global Studies
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Sept. 25, 1961: Murder of Herbert Lee

Herbert Lee, a farmer who helped voting rights activists, was killed.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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