This Day in History

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May 7, 1955: Murder of Rev. George W. Lee

Rev. George W. Lee, one of the first African Americans registered to vote in Humphreys County since Reconstruction and head of the Belzoni, Mississippi NAACP, was murdered.
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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May 4, 1970: Kent State Massacre

During an anti-war protest at Kent State University, the Ohio National Guard shot unarmed college students at Kent State University, killing four. Students were also killed at Jackson State (May 15, 1970), and Orangeburg (February 8, 1968).
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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May 3, 1866: Memphis Massacre

White civilians and police killed 46 African-Americans and injured many more while burning houses, schools, and churches in Memphis, Tennessee.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Economics
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