This Day in History

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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.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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Oct. 20, 1942: Durham Manifesto

The Southern Conference on Race Relations (SCRR) was held in Durham, NC to address dichotomy between African American soldiers fighting overseas in the name of democracy while in the U.S. they were facing racial violence and being denied basic human rights.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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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.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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