The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was launched in New York.
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When the “Fort Hood 43” refused to board a plane to Chicago for riot-control duty against fellow African Americans, their non-violent act became one of the largest demonstrations of dissent in U.S. military history.
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Italian-born immigrants, workers, and anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in Boston.
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, and the other members of the MFDP at the Democratic National Convention, questioned the nation about the lack of "one person, one vote" in the United States.
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Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman, won her freedom. She had secured an attorney and filed a "freedom suit” under the 1780 state constitution for Massachusetts.
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Twenty anti-war protesters were arrested for breaking into selective service offices and destroying draft records.
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Five Black men were arrested for staging a peaceful sit-in at the Alexandria "public" library that denied access to African Americans, making this the anniversary of one of the earliest instances of this form of non-violent protest that became popular in the mid-20th century.
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Democratically elected Iranian Premier Mohammad Mossadegh was removed from power in a coup.
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Two striking United Farm Workers (UFW) were killed on Aug. 15 and 17, 1973, while picketing.
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White mobs in Cincinnati, Ohio, threatened by the city's growing population and anxious about job scarcity, rioted for a week to assault the city's Black residents and destroy their property .
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