Five students from Indiana University at Bloomington (IU) started the Green Feather Movement to protest censorship.
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"Granny D" Haddock completed a 3200 miles walk from California to Washington, D.C. to call for reform of the U.S. system of campaign finance.
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Korean War veteran Clifton Walker was murdered by the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan while on his way home from his late work shift at the International Paper plant in Mississippi.
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About 250 Sioux Indians, led by members of the American Indian Movement, converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.
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Wharlest Jackson (1930–1967), treasurer of the Natchez, Mississippi branch of the NAACP, was assassinated with a car bomb.
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager, was murdered. The death of Martin and acquittal of the man who shot him sparked the national and global Movement for Black Lives.
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Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by an Alabama state troopers during a peaceful voting rights march on Feb. 18. and died eight days later.
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Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) won the heavyweight boxing championship title at the age of 22.
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The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Tinker v. Des Moines that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
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W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor, was one of the most important scholars of the 20th century.
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Sam Lovejoy, slipped onto the Montague Plains and sabotaged the 500 foot weather tower Northeast Utilities had erected to test wind direction at the site.
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Frazier Baker, first Black postmaster in South Carolina, and his baby daughter were shot and killed when they attempted to flee their burning home.
Patricia Stephens Due was arrested for a sit-in in Florida and refused to pay bail.
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