NASA scientist James Hansen testified to Congress stating the greenhouse effect had been detected.
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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.
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James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman were tortured and murdered by the KKK in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
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Muhammad Ali was convicted for refusing induction in the U.S. armed forces.
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When the Civil Defense Administration attempted to hold a drill simulating a nuclear attack, 27 activists in New York refused to take cover. They handed out pamphlets reading: "We will not obey this order to pretend, to evacuate, to hide... We refuse to cooperate."
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The U.S. announced the end to its bombing exercises in Vieques, Puerto Rico after decades of protests from activists.
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Medgar Evers, WWII war veteran and Civil Rights activist, was murdered by a white supremacist in Jackson, Mississippi.
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Oliver Law became first Black commander of a U.S. army.
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African Ameican residents of Diamond, Louisiana won their relocation fight with Shell Oil.
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Students for a Democratic Society held its founding convention in Michigan and issued the Port Huron Statement.
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