Teaching Materials

Sept. 1, 1956: Clinton Desegregation Crisis

The White Citizens Council and Klan launched full-scale rioting in Clinton, Tennessee in response to school desegregation.
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Education, Racism & Racial Identity
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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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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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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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