This Day in History

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June 28, 1969: Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots occurred when police arrived at the Stonewall Inn to arrest any individuals found to be cross-dressing. This was a milestone in a long history of LGBTQ+ activism.
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, LGBTQ, Organizing
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June 27, 2015: Bree Newsome Removes Confederate Flag

While politicians debated the implications of taking down the Confederate flag after the white supremacist murder of nine African Americans at Emmanuel AME Church, Bree Newsome scaled the South Carolina state flag pole and took the flag down.
Themes: African American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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June 22, 1944: GI Bill Signed

President Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (USA), known as the GI Bill, to provide financial aid to veterans returning from WW II. White supremacy prevented equal access to those benefits.
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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