This Day in History

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June 3, 1946: Morgan v. Virginia

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against Jim Crow segregation on interstate commerce in Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship
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June 2, 1863: Harriet Tubman Frees Nearly 800 People

Harriet Tubman planned and guided a significant armed raid (becoming the first woman to do so in the Civil War) against Confederate forces, supply depots, and plantations along the Combahee River in coastal South Carolina.
Themes: African American, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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May 20, 1963: Medgar Evers Speech on WLBT

Medgar Evers made a 17-minute speech on WLBT in a rare and historic exception to the segregationist only voice on Mississippi radio.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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May 20, 1943: The Battle of Attu

The Battle of Attu was fought between U.S. and Japanese forces and Attu villagers were taken as prisoners of war.
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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