This Day in History

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Clifton Walker

Feb. 28, 1964: Clifton Walker Murdered

Clifton Walker was murdered by the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan while on his way home from his late work shift at the International Paper plant in Mississippi.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Feb. 27, 1973: Activists Occupy Wounded Knee

About 250 Sioux Indians, led by members of the American Indian Movement, converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Native American, Organizing
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Feb. 26, 2012: Trayvon Martin Murdered

Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager, was murdered. The death of Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman sparked the national and global Movement for Black Lives.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Bethune Du Bois Mann 1950

Feb. 23, 1868: W. E. B. Du Bois Born

W.E.B Du Bois, sociologist, historian, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor, was one of the most important activist scholars of the 20th century.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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