In disciplined groups and singing freedom songs, students “ditch” class to march for justice and fill the jails.
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen RightsContinue reading
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a speech criticizing the Vietnam War and praising Muhammad Ali.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, ImperialismContinue reading
Ben Linder, a volunteer U.S. engineer, was killed by the U.S. CIA funded Contras.
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global StudiesContinue reading
Between April 5 and April 28, 1977, hundreds of disabled and handicapped activists organized, protested, and occupied government buildings around the country to pressure the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph Califano, to enact Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and publish regulations to guide its enforcement.
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Disability, OrganizingContinue reading
Harriet Tubman helped to rescue Charles Nalle, a fugitive from slavery in Virginia, in Troy, New York.
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and ResistanceContinue reading
Lifelong gay rights and anti-war activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya held a demonstration while in college against the use of napalm in Vietnam by announcing that a dog would be burned alive with napalm in front of the university library.
Themes: Asian American, LGBTQ, Wars & Related Anti-War MovementsContinue reading
Today’s border with Mexico is the product of invasion and war. Grasping some of the motives for that war and some of its immediate effects begins to provide students the kind of historical context that is crucial for thinking about the line that separates the United States and Mexico.
Themes: Latinx, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War MovementsContinue reading
500,000 people demonstrated against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C.
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War MovementsContinue reading
William Lewis Moore, a white postal worker from Baltimore, was murdered on the road in Alabama during a one-person march for racial justice.
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial IdentityContinue reading
Barbara Johns (16-years-old) led her classmates in a strike to protest the substandard conditions in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, EducationContinue reading