This Day in History

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April 19, 1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Began

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, on the eve of Passover, when Nazi forces attempted to clear out the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, to send them to concentration camps.
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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April 16, 1862: Compensated Emancipation Act

The federal government compensated the "owners" of enslaved people for their "loss of property." The people whose labor and families were stolen for generations were not compensated nor given any assistance for the transition to freedom.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Economics, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Negro Church in County is Burnded; Lodges in Ruins (News Clipping) | Zinn Education Project

April 13, 1919: Jenkins County Riot

A riot ensued after Louis Ruffin, an Army veteran, pulled out his gun to defend his family during an altercation between his father and two police officers.
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Company E 4th U.S. Colored Infantry at Fort Lincoln Photo

April 9, 1865: Civil War Officially Ends

The U.S. Civil War ended when the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in south-central Virginia.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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