During a Spring filled with pro-immigrant activism, on this day the largest number of people gathered in over 100 cities in the United States to protest new anti-immigrant legislation.
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The U.S. Civil War ended when the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in south-central Virginia.
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An explosion at the Banner Mine in Alabama killed 128 men, almost all of them African American prisoners of the state who were forced to work in the mine under the convict leasing system.
Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, LaborContinue reading
Twenty-four enslaved Africans launched a rebellion in Manhattan, New York.
Themes: African American, Organizing, Racism & Racial IdentityContinue reading
Little Bobby Hutton (age 17) of the Black Panther Party (BPP) was shot dead by the Oakland police.
Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Racism & Racial IdentityContinue reading
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated while in Memphis to support the striking sanitation workers.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, OrganizingContinue reading
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech in opposition to the Vietnam War, calling for a "revolution of values."
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Jeannette Rankin took her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Women's HistoryContinue reading
The civil rights suit of Blackwell v. Issaquena Board of Education was filed on behalf of 300 African-American students from several schools across Issaquena County in Mississippi who had been suspended for wearing and distributing “freedom” buttons.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, EducationContinue reading
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of espionage.
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The last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam, ending direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War MovementsContinue reading