This Day in History

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Sept. 19, 1868: Camilla Massacre

As African Americans marched peacefully in response to their expulsion from elected office, more than a dozen were massacred near Albany, Georgia.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Sept. 11, 1990: Murder of Myrna Mack

Anthropologist Myrna Mack Chang was murdered in Guatemala by U.S. backed military due to her outspoken criticism of the Guatemala government's treatment of the indigenous Maya. 
Themes: World History/Global Studies
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