This Day in History

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Rachel Corrie | Zinn Education Project

March 16, 2003: Rachel Corrie Killed

Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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March 7, 1965: Bloody Sunday

To protest the police murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson and for voting rights, more than 600 people began a peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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Dred and Harriet Scott 1857

March 6, 1857: Dred (and Harriet) Scott Decision

The Supreme Court declared in horrific Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling that "Any person descended from Africans, whether slave or free, is not a citizen of U.S."
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance
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