This Day in History

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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 the man who shot him 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 scholars of the 20th century.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Executive Order 9066 | Zinn Education Project

Feb. 19, 1942: Executive Order 9066

Executive Order 9066 issued by President Roosevelt authorized the incarceration (internment) of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent.
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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