This Day in History

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June 16, 1976: Soweto Uprising

High school student-led protests in South Africa that began in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools.
Themes: Education, Racism & Racial Identity, World History/Global Studies
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June 15, 1955: Protest of Nuclear Attack Drills

When the Civil Defense Administration attempted to hold a drill simulating a nuclear attack, 27 activists in New York refused to take cover. They handed out pamphlets reading: "We will not obey this order to pretend, to evacuate, to hide... We refuse to cooperate."
Themes: Environment, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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June 13, 1866: 14th Amendment Passed

The 14th Amendment to the constitution was passed, granting citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States."
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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June 12, 1967: Loving Day

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mildred and Richard Loving in the historic Loving v. Virginia case.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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