This Day in History

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Columbia Student Occupation 1968

April 23, 1968: Columbia Student Occupation

Students for a Democratic Society, Student Afro-American Society and others began a nonviolent occupation of campus buildings at Columbia University.
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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April 19, 1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Began

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began, on the eve of Passover, when Nazi forces attempted to clear out the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, to send them to concentration camps.
Themes: Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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April 16, 1862: Compensated Emancipation Act

The federal government compensated the "owners" of enslaved people for their "loss of property." The people whose labor and families were stolen for generations were not compensated nor given any assistance for the transition to freedom.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Economics, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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