This Day in History

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Majority Report on the Danville Riot | Zinn Education Project

Nov. 3, 1883: Danville Riot

African Americans voters were threatened after the Danville Riot, leading to their loss of political power in this majority African American city in Virginia.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship
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Julius 'July' Perry Ocoee Massacre

Nov. 2, 1920: The Ocoee Massacre

More than 50 African Americans killed in the Ocoee Massacre after going to vote in Florida.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Session of Mississippi Legislature 1890

Nov. 1, 1890: Mississippi Constitution

Mississippi adopted a state constitution with poll tax and literacy tests to roll back the gains of the Reconstruction era.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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Hate Will Not Define Us | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 24 and 27, 2018

Two hate crime shootings in one week, one of African Americans in Kentucky, the other of people of the Jewish faith in Pittsburgh.
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Oct. 23, 1947: An Appeal to the World

The NAACP sent to the U.N. a document titled “An Appeal to the World,” to redress human rights violations the United States committed against its African-American citizens.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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Chicago School Boycott | Zinn Education Project

Oct. 22, 1963: Chicago School Boycott

The Chicago Public School Boycott, also known as Freedom Day, was a mass boycott and demonstration against the segregationist policies.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education
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