This Day in History

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May 27: Memorial Day

Learn about the people's history of Decoration Day (Memorial Day).
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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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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Attu Village | Zinn Education Project

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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