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. 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 the Chinese workers.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Racism & Racial Identity
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Sept. 20, 1830: The First Meeting of the Colored Conventions Movement

Forty Black men, elected by communities in nine states, met in Philadelphia in 1830 to organize for improving the lives of Black people in North America. That week, they founded the National Colored Conventions movement and held its first official sessions.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Organizing
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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 murdered by a state legislator in broad daylight.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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