This Day in History

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Majority Report on the Danville Riot | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 3, 1883: Danville Riot

African Americans voters were threatened after the Danville Riot, leading to their loss of political power in this majority African American city in Virginia.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship
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Julius 'July' Perry Ocoee Massacre

Nov. 2, 1920: The Ocoee Massacre

More than 50 African Americans killed in the Ocoee Massacre after going to vote in Florida.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Session of Mississippi Legislature 1890

Nov. 1, 1890: Mississippi Constitution

Mississippi adopted a state constitution with poll tax and literacy tests to roll back the gains of the Reconstruction era.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 25, 1868: St. Bernard Parish Massacre

The St. Bernard Parish (Louisiana) massacre of African Americans was carried out by white men to terrorize the recently emancipated voters.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Hate Will Not Define Us | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 24 and 27, 2018

Two hate crime shootings in one week, one of African Americans in Kentucky and the other of Jews in Pittsburgh.
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 23, 1947: An Appeal to the World

The NAACP sent to the U.N. a document titled “An Appeal to the World,” to redress human rights violations the United States committed against its African-American citizens.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Chicago School Boycott | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 22, 1963: Chicago School Boycott

The Chicago Public School Boycott, also known as Freedom Day, was a mass boycott and demonstration against the segregationist policies.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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