This Day in History

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Nov. 17, 1961: Albany Movement

The Albany Movement engaged multiple civil rights organizations and students in the fight for desegregation and voting rights.
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship
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Nov. 14, 1965: Battle of Ia Drang

The Battle of Ia Drang began between regulars of the United States Army and regulars of the People's Army of Vietnam.
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 11: Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we share a collection of stories about African American veterans who fought in various wars and upon their return to the U.S., were murdered in the fight for democracy and human rights. We also share resources for teaching about the veterans who speak out against war.
Themes: African American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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The Ogoni Nine Memorial

Nov. 10, 1995: Murdered by Shell

The Ogoni Nine were executed by the Nigerian military government for campaigning against the devastation of their homeland by oil companies.
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, World History/Global Studies
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Nov. 10, 1898: Wilmington Massacre

The interracial, elected Reconstruction era local government was deposed in a coup d’etat in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights
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