This Day in History

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June 2, 1863: Harriet Tubman Frees Nearly 800 People

Harriet Tubman planned and guided a significant armed raid (becoming the first woman to do so in the Civil War) against Confederate forces, supply depots, and plantations along the Combahee River in coastal South Carolina.
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Tulsa Race Riot 1921

May 31, 1921: Tulsa Massacre

In what became known as the Tulsa Massacre, white supremacists destroyed a thriving Black community in Oklahoma.
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Fred Korematsu (Square) | Zinn Education Project

May 30, 1942: Fred Korematsu Arrested

Fred Korematsu was arrested on a street corner in San Leandro, California for resisting Executive Order 9066, in which all people of Japanese descent were incarcerated in U.S. concentration camps. 
Themes: Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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