This Day in History

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Hamburg Massacre Marker | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

July 8, 1876: Hamburg Massacre

A Black militia was accused of blocking a road and punished with the Hamburg Massacre. This was Reconstruction era voter suppression.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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July 4, 1910: Jack Johnson Defeats James J. Jeffries

African American heavyweight champion Jack Johnson successfully defended his title by knocking out James J. Jeffries, who had come out of retirement "to win back the title for the White race" in Reno, Nevada.
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Sports
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July 2, 1839: The Amistad Mutiny

Africans on the Cuban schooner Amistad rose up against their captors, seizing control of the ship, which had been transporting them to chattel slavery.
Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Slavery and Resistance
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