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The Vicksburg Massacre | Zinn Education Project

Dec. 7, 1874: Vicksburg Massacre

Whites attacked and killed many Black citizens who had organized for a Black sheriff to remain in office during the Vicksburg Massacre.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Nov. 29, 1864: Sand Creek Massacre

A Colorado Cavalry unit, acting on orders from Colorado's governor and ignoring a white surrender flag flying just below a U.S. flag, brutally attacked Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.
Themes: Native American
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