This Day in History

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Oct. 25, 1868: St. Bernard Parish Massacre

The St. Bernard Parish (Louisiana) massacre of African Americans was carried out by white men to terrorize the recently emancipated voters.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, 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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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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Oct. 20, 1942: Durham Manifesto

The Southern Conference on Race Relations (SCRR) was held in Durham, NC to address dichotomy between African American soldiers fighting overseas in the name of democracy while in the U.S. they were facing racial violence and being denied basic human rights.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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