This Day in History

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Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery

Jan. 30, 1884: Couple Reunited During Reconstruction

During the Reconstruction Era, people emancipated from slavery searched for their loved ones throughout the United States and Canada. They often used "last seen" ads. This is one case of successful reunification.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Slavery and Resistance
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Jan. 28, 1917: The Bath Riots

A protest of the toxic chemical "baths" required for all workers coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, led by 17-year-old Carmelita Torres.
Themes: Immigration, Latinx, Women's History
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