Tenayuca was known as “La Pasionaria de Texas” for her commitment to justice for Mexican American laborers.
Themes: Labor, Latino, Women's History
Louis Allen, a WWII veteran involved in the campaign for voting rights in Mississippi, was murdered.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
Andrew Jackson became the first president to use federal troops to suppress worker organizing.
Themes: Labor, Organizing
Fifteen Mexican-Americans were killed by Texas Rangers during the Porvenir Massacre.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Latino
Several hundred citizens of Marshall, Michigan, helped Adam and Sarah Crosswhite escape slavery and kidnapping and flee to Canada.
Themes: African American, Slavery
Angela Davis was born on Jan. 26, 1944.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Women's History
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, bibliophile, collector, writer, who spent his life championing black history.
Themes: African American, Education, Latino
Mr. Willie Edwards Jr., a 24-year-old African American, husband and father of two young daughters, was murdered by members of the Alabama KKK.
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
Jews in the Warsaw ghetto organized armed self-defense units to oppose deportations to forced-labor camps and to the Treblinka extermination camp.
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
Mother's Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace.
Themes: Women's History