Rosa Parks attended a mass meeting about Emmett Till days before her refusal to give up her seat on the bus.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
Joseph James Ettor, Arturo Giovannitti, and Joseph Caruso were acquitted after one of the most important labor trials.
Themes: Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a Black abolitionist and writer, wrote to John Brown as he awaited his execution.
Themes: Slavery and Resistance
Sixty people were arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from a sit-in to block CIA campus recruiting at UMass-Amherst, an act of protest of the CIA’s role in Central America.
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
Sean Bell was murdered by New York City police on the morning before his wedding.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship
The "Hollywood 10" directors, producers, and writers who refused to testify at HUAC were held in contempt of Congress.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Labor, Media
Between 30-60 striking Black Louisiana sugarcane workers were massacred.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Labor, Racism & Racial Identity
The Bogalusa Labor Massacre was an attack on interracial labor solidarity.
Themes: African American, Labor