A mob lynched 11 Italians in New Orleans for the killing of the New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessey.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech titled "The Other America" focusing on the economic inequalities corroding American society.
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Most of the demands of labor unions were met in the 1912 Lawrence textile strike.
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African Americans in Little Rock organized a boycott and "we walk" league to protest the Streetcar Segregation Act.
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The Lowry Band Help Guide General Sherman on His March to End the Civil War.
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The Supreme Court declared in horrific Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling that "Any person descended from Africans, whether slave or free, is not a citizen of U.S."
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Rutherford Hayes was sworn into office as the 19th President of the U.S. with a devastating impact on Reconstruction.
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Frances Perkins became Secretary of Labor. She was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet.
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The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands was established within the War Department to undertake the relief effort and social reconstruction after the Civil War.
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At age 15, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white woman in Montgomery, Alabama.
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