This Day in History

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May 20, 1963: Medgar Evers Speech on WLBT

Medgar Evers made a 17-minute speech on WLBT in a rare and historic exception to the segregationist only voice on Mississippi radio.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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May 20, 1943: The Battle of Attu

The Battle of Attu was fought between U.S. and Japanese forces and Attu villagers were taken as prisoners of war.
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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May 17, 1954: Brown v. Board Ruling

After decades of organizing and strategic efforts by parents, teachers, lawyers, and more -- the U.S. Supreme Court issued the unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education on school segregation.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights
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