Paul Cuffee and other free Blacks petitioned the Massachusetts government to give African and Native Americans the right to vote.
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Senator Joseph McCarthy delivered a speech at the McLure Hotel during which he claimed to hold a list of known communists in the U.S. State Department.
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Two years before the Kent State murders, 28 students were injured and three were killed in Orangeburg, SC — most shot in the back by the state police while involved in a peaceful protest.
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Carter G. Woodson initiated the first celebration of Negro History Week which led to Black History Month.
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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent four volunteers to Rock Hill, SC to sit-in.
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Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to the Freedmen's Bureau Bill to authorize the distribution of public land.
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When the U.S. refused to recognize the Philippine's independence, Philippine Republic president Emilio Aguinaldo declared war on the U.S.
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More than 450,000 New York City school children boycotted school as part of a protest for quality schools for Black and Latino students.
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Hatuey was a freedom fighter in the early 1500s who mobilized Caribbean islanders against invasion, theft, and murder by European conquistadors.
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Tenayuca was known as “La Pasionaria de Texas” for her commitment to justice for Mexican American laborers.
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During the Reconstruction Era, people emancipated from slavery searched for their loved ones throughout…
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President Andrew Jackson used federal troops to suppress worker organizing.
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