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WWII vet Louis Allen was murdered #tdih 1964. Why?

Allen was willing to testify about murder he had witnessed of African American @NAACP member & SNCC supporter Herbert Lee by a white state legislator.

FBI refused protection. #TeachVotingRights🧵
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Allen knew his life was in danger in Amite County, Miss. He stayed because his mother was elderly & needed care.

When his mother died, Allen made plans to move to Milwaukee. (Great Migration continues.)

The night before Allen was to leave, he was murdered. #terrorism
Traditional Civil Rights Movement narratives ignore that fight for civil, voting, & human rights was frequently met with terrorist violence, as exemplified by story of Louis Allen and countless others. #TeachOutsideTextbook

See more in @snccdigital ➡️
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"Our will can create a new America in 1972, one where there’s freedom from violence & war at home & abroad. Where there’s freedom from poverty and discrimination."

#tdih 1972 Shirley Chisholm opened campaign for U.S. President. #TeachOutsideTextbook 🧵
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Teach story of Shirley Chisholm in context of long and ongoing history of fight for voting rights & democracy in U.S. by Black women.

Read "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, & Insisted on Equality for All" by @marthasjones_
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Free lesson ⬇️for gr. 7+, an interactive activity with excerpts from @marthasjones_' book for students to learn about leading role of Black women in fight for voting rights throughout U.S. history. Includes Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida #AllorNothingAP
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#tdih 1967, Julian Bond was finally sworn in as a member of Georgia House of Reps -- after 2 yr battle to claim his elected seat.

In 1965, House had refused to seat Bond because of his statements (on behalf of SNCC) in opposition to Vietnam War. ⬇️ 🧵
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Julian Bond had been elected after a grassroots campaign in Atlanta in 1965.

However, he was not seated in Jan. 1966 when he refused Georgia State Legislature demand to disassociate himself from SNCC.

Follow @snccdigital & @SNCCLegacy

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While fighting for the right to hold his elected position in the Georgia House of Reps, Julian Bond wrote comic book (graphic novel) below with history and critical analysis of Vietnam War in an easy to read format. Still relevant. #teachoutsidetextbook
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#tdih 1811: 500+ Africans, from 50 nations & speaking dozens of languages, waged a strategic battle for their freedom & to end slavery & white supremacy.

Which side did U.S. troops and territorial militias take?

Read ⬇️ by Leon Waters. @HiddenHistoryLa
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And yes, we all know answer to question ⬆️.

But as Lerone Bennett Jr. explained in his books, there have been forks in road throughout history & choices made. Nothing inevitable.

Helps students recognize options that exist today & the need to organize.
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See the 2019 re-enactment of the German Coast Uprising of 1811, which took place in the river parishes just outside of New Orleans.

Re-enactment envisioned and organized by artist @DreadScottArt, documented by filmmaker John Akomfrah. See videos here: slave-revolt.com Slave Rebellion Reenactment...
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Jan. 1 #tdih 🧵

#1 Haitian Independence #tdih 1804 "We owe much to Walker for his appeal; to John Brown. . . but we owe incomparably more to Haiti . . . I regard her as original pioneer emancipator of 19th cent. — Frederick Douglass ⬇️ Art @rlmartstudio
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Check out the new book "Fear of a Black Republic: Haiti and the Birth of Black Internationalism in the U.S." by @lesliemalex

"The imperative role Haiti and the Haitian Revolution played in the growth of Black internationalism, sovereignty and freedom."
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#2 The Emancipation Proclamation took effect #tdih 1863.

Who did it “emancipate”? And who gets credited?

Read “Rethinkin’ Lincoln” by Bill Bigelow of @RethinkSchools⬇️ #TeachTruth #TeachOutsideTextbook
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#tdih 1960. W. Tenn. Black sharecroppers registered to vote (to break all-white juries which denied fair trial).

White landowners evicted them in cold of winter, “barred them from buying groceries or gas, & from receiving bank loans & medical services.”
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Two of the few Black farmers who owned land provided space for the homeless Tenn. sharecroppers to live in tents while they organized to defend their right to vote.

Black land ownership was key in organizing for vote in Miss. too. See Dirt & Deeds doc ⬇️
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Read picture book by Alice Faye Duncan @AliceFa41743636, illus. by Charly Palmer: "Evicted!" about rural, grassroots Tent City Movement for right to vote.

No fairytale ending. Organizing with voting rights victory, but many lost jobs, forced to move. ⬇️
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#tdih 1951, Paul Robeson submitted a petition (edited by William Patterson) to the U.N. titled, “We Charge Genocide: The Crime of Government Against the Negro People,” signed by close to 100 U.S. intellectuals and activists. 🧵
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With the Cold War raging, the U.S. gov't maneuvered to prevent the U.N. Commission on Human Rights from formally debating or even considering the charges brought in the petition.

One of countless examples of white supremacist purpose of "Cold War" & McCarthyism. #TeachTruth
U.S. corporate media gave scant coverage to the petition or the crimes it documented. The few Gov't officials who commented on the petition described it as “Communist propaganda.” Elsewhere in world [& in U.S. Black press] it was well received & extensively covered in the press.
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#tdih 1865. 13th Amendment ratified, officially ends (with big exception) institution of slavery.

The "ownership" & SALE of people had been CENTRAL to U.S. laws and the economy from colonial era to Civil War, in NORTH & South.

Find lessons & films.⬇️🧵
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One of the struggles after 13th Amendment was ratified in 1865 (began before & continues today) was for reparations.

Have students read documents from the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association. & work of Callie House. #TeachTruth See⬇️
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U.S. history textbooks don't help students understand the demand for reparations. So HS teacher & ZEP team member @ladyofsardines wrote lesson ⬇️for her students. #TeachOutsideTextbook

As with all lessons at ZEP site, it's free, thanks to your donations.
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#tdih 1955 🧵Montgomery Bus Boycott began.

Powerful organizing story in U.S. history, yet many people associate it with isolated act by Rosa Parks, without context of Parks’ life of activism; decades of public transportation protest; nor role of WPC. ⬇️
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The call to action came from a flier produced by Jo Ann Robinson of Women's Political Council (WPC) and a few associates.

They bravely mimeographed tens of thousands of leaflets to distribute across city. Read more at @NMAAHC nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/jo-a… & watch "Eyes on the Prize." Typed flier calling for boy...
This wasn't 1st protest against discrimination on public transportation. In 1955, Claudette Colvin & other woman took a stand.

For more than a century, there were hundreds of acts of civil disobedience & other protests. This is not a single story. See ⬇️
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"If the Government had the right to free us, she had a right to make some provision for us and since she did not make it soon after Emancipation she ought to make it now." -- Callie House, call for reparations, #tdih 1898 🧵

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Read about Callie House and the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association (first convention #otd 1898) in "My Face Is Black Is True" by Dr. Mary Frances Berry @DrMFBerry. ⬇️
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Reparations for African Americans are absent from most U.S. history textbooks. Therefore, Ursula Wolfe-Rocca wrote a gr. 7+ lesson. Students design a reparations bill for a mock congressional hearing.

Read⬇️ (Note: All lessons at ZEP site are free.)
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Every season of @QueenSugarOWN has been a gift -- cast, directors, setting, music, storyline. Through lives of a Black family -- stories of farming (now & in history), culture, climate change, police brutality, incarceration, politics, immigration, COVID, sports, art, labor, 🧵
. . .elders' knowledge, & so MUCH more.

And SEASON 7 adds fight over education, & how laws to ban teaching history are linked to efforts to steal land from Black farmers.

Shows power of school board -- & need for justice-minded people to vote, testify, & run for school board.
Queen Sugar posted teaching resources on themes from the series including: sharecropping, Great Migration, redlining, Reconstruction, protest, incarceration, inherited knowledge, African traditions, advocacy, arts activism, & more via @ARRAYNow.

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#tdih 1955 Rosa Parks attended mass meeting about Emmett Till, 4 days before her refusal to move on bus.

Parks' (& others') protest was not just in reaction to bus inequities, but also to lynching & criminal "justice" system. ⬇️#TeachOutsideTextbook 🧵
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Read the eye-opening, gripping, beautifully written YA adaptation (with @brandycolbert) of @JeanneTheoharis's bio of Rosa Parks.

Introduces readers to her decades of activism -- long before & after MBB. Also documentary of same name, streams on Peacock.
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We offer an interactive lesson by @RethinkSchools editor/ZEP co-director Bill Bigelow, based on book by @JeanneTheoharis. Challenges the textbook & mainstream media narratives about Rosa Parks.

For grades 7+, free. ⬇️#TeachTruth
📷by LeRoy Henderson.
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#tdih 1947 Congress held “Hollywood 10” in contempt for refusal to testify before House Un-American Activities Comm. (HUAC). Next day, Motion Picture Assoc. fired “Hollywood 10.” Censorship led to more racism, sexism, & militarism in popular media. ⬇️🧵
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"Movies of 1950s did not display any evidence of populist spirit which infused some of more notable ‘30s & ‘40s films. On the contrary, studios complacently turned out . . . movies which. . . debased women, ignored African Americans, & exalted war & imperialism." -- Allen Rivkin
Not in textbooks: "Red Scare was a scorched-earth policy against most progressive forces: labor unions organizing across racial lines; civil rights orgs. . . ; writers, artists, & journalists who advocated internationalism & peace." -- @LadyOfSardines ⬇️
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#tdih 1919 Bogalusa Labor Massacre. Self-Preservation & Loyalty League (SPLL) and Great Southern Lumber Company gunmen killed white allies of African American labor organizer Sol Dacus.

Their goal: undermine interracial union.

Read more ⬇️ #TeachTruth
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As Sol Dacus & Lem Williams organized both Black & white workers, the lumber company made every effort to extinguish their efforts.

Read about Dacus, Williams, & 1919 Bogalusa Labor Massacre in Louisiana in 🧵⬇️ by @LadyOfSardines #TeachOutsideTextbook

There is a long history of white supremacist massacres in U.S. history designed to suppress voting rights, land ownership, economic advancement, education, freedom of the press, religion, LGBTQ+ rights, and/or labor rights.

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#tdih Veterans Day. Read about African American veterans who fought overseas and, upon return to U.S., were murdered in fight for democracy & human rights.

Also, resources about vets organizing against war and Lincoln Brigades. ⬇️ 🧵#TeachOutsideTextbook
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#VeteransDay WWII vet Maceo Snipes was killed on July 18, 1946 by KKK for bravely casting vote in Georgia Democratic Primary.

He may have survived Klan #terrorism, but Jim Crow hospital denied him treatment. ⬇️#TeachTruth
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#VeteransDay In 1955, WWI vet and farmer Lamar Smith was shot dead in cold blood on crowded courthouse lawn in Miss. for urging African Americans to vote.

No one prosecuted. See @NAACP primer and film by @KeithBeauchamp w/ @jelani9⬇️ #TeachVotingRights
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#tdih 1920 When told names absent from voter rolls, Mose Norman said, “We will vote, by God!"

After attempting legal & democratic right to vote, at least 50 African Americans were murdered in Ocoee (FL) Massacre. #Terrorism #TeachTruth
📷J. Perry. Read⬇️
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The Ocoee Massacre is sadly not unusual in the history of U.S. elections.

Read article ⬇️ by Judy Richardson (of @SNCCLegacy) & Emilye Crosby -- "Ten Things You Should Know" about the history of the Voting Rights Act. #TeachOutsideTextbook
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We recommend pre-ordering "I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction" by @KidadaEWilliams

And join us on 3/20/2023 for a conversation with Dr. Williams.

Read about book & event ⬇️ Defend voting rights today.
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#tdih 1890, Mississippi adopted new constitution with poll tax & arbitrary literacy tests to end progress of Reconstruction for African Americans. Precedent for other states. See SNCC's 1964 Mississippi: Subversion of Right to Vote ⬇️🧵#TeachReconstruction zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/miss…
"Every Southern state instituted literacy tests and poll taxes to effectively remove African Americans from the citizenship they were supposed to have been guaranteed by the 14th Amendment." -- James Loewen #TeachOutsideTextbook #TeachTruth
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For young adults, "Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights."

YA book includes impact on voting rights of Constitutional Convention, Civil War, 13th & 14th amendments, the 1965 VRA and its dismantling by the Supreme Court in 2013.
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#tdih 1968 We all recognize iconic photo of Black Power salute by Tommie Smith & John Carlos at Olympics. But, what were their demands? What happened before & after? How did they organize? Role of Peter Norman? Read ⬇️ @EdgeofSports #TeachOutsideTextbook
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OPHR central demands:
- restore Muhammad Ali’s heavyweight boxing title;
- remove Avery Brundage as head of the International Olympic Committee;
- hire more African American coaches; and
- disinvite South Africa and Rhodesia from Olympics.
#tdih 1968 ⬇️
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Avery Brundage's racism & anti-Semitism (see U.S. & the Holocaust series) go way back & should have been addressed decades before Olympic Project for Human Rights had to demand his removal.

See story ⬇️ by @EdgeofSports and @JulesBoykoff via @thenation
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#tdih 1986 Iran-Contra conspiracy began to unravel when Hasenfus captured by Nicaraguan troops.

U.S. gov't used illegal weapons sales to Iran proceeds to illegally support Contras.

Bill Barr assisted with cover-up. Read ⬇️
#TeachCentralAmerica
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"So Iran/Contra was . . . a way both to bypass specific restrictions in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate . . . and to neutralize a more diffuse antiwar and anti-interventionist sentiment that had overcome the American public." -- @GregGrandin ⬇️
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"Too often, when it comes to U.S. Cold War interventions, the official curriculum is sanitized and disjointed, leaving students ill-equipped to make sense out of their nation’s global bullying." -- @LadyOfSardines

Defend right to #TeachPeoplesHistory
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#tdih Sept.11, we share a 🧵 of tragic anniversaries incl. at Attica Prison, U.S. backed coup in Chile, Myrna Mack murder in Guatemala, attacks on WTC and Pentagon, & more. We include "Whose 'Terrorism'?" lesson.

In their memory, let us teach and work for peace and justice.
#tdih 1971 Prisoners at Attica presented a manifesto consisting of 28 demands to NY State officials.

They were in midst of uprising (9/9 - 9/13) that ended in brutal repression.

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#tdih 1973 Chile’s democratically elected president, Salvador Allende was killed in a U.S.-backed coup.

As a direct result, this was followed by decades of brutal dictatorship. #TeachOutsideTextbook zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/salv…
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#tdih Stono Rebellion (1739), Association for the Study of African American Life and History @ASALH founding (1915), Attica Prison Uprising (1971).

Read about each event in 🧵 ⬇️ and consider the connection between all three.

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#tdih 1739 in the British colony of SC, a man named Jemmy along with 20 more Africans organized a rebellion (one of many) against institution of slavery on banks of Stono River.

A true revolution for independence.

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#tdih 1915 @ASALH founded by Carter G. Woodson & Jesse E. Moorland to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history, & culture to the global community.

Read "Fugitive Pedagogy." In DC, visit @WoodsonNHS ⬇️ zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/ASAL…
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"The gov't has no business . . . try[ing] to intimidate us. I think the press’s obligation is to rock the boat." -- Ruben Salazar, journalist

Killed #tdih 1970 by tear gas projectile as he covered National Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War. ⬇️
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The powerful 1986 painting ⬇️"Death of Rubén Salazar" by Frank Romero can be used in the classroom to examine this period in history. Look at the details, including the theater marquee.

From Smithsonian @americanart. #TeachTruth #TeachOutsideTextbook
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Rubén Salazar was one of best known Latino journalists of the 20th century and one of the few journalists killed while reporting in U.S.

Listen to @democracynow 2010 segment on Salazar. (Also see the @PBS doc, "Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle".) ⬇️
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#tdih 1932: U.S. gov't attacked WWI vets with tanks, bayonets, & tear gas, under leadership of textbook heroes MacArthur, Patton, & Eisenhower. The WWI vets were part of a Bonus Army who came to D.C. to demand promised wartime bonuses.
Videos + more ⬇️
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"While they may have fought in Europe as a segregated army, the Bonus Army did not invite Jim Crow to this battle.

Arriving from all over the country, alone or with wives and children, both Black and white vets huddled together, in what they called ‘Hoovervilles.'" #TeachTruth Crowd facing building, carrying signs naming states
"Despite the fact that the Bonus Army was made up of 95 percent veterans, the entire group were labeled 'Red agitators' — tantamount to declaring open season on an oppressed group of U.S. citizens. Right on cue, Hoover called out the troops." #TeachOutsideTextbook #RedScare Tents, a few cars, people walking.Men fighting with police, tent in background
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#tdih 1963 WWII vet Medgar Evers was murdered by white supremacist in driveway outside his home in Jackson.

Evers was @NAACP field secretary for Mississippi & under constant threat in his fight for democracy & against white supremacy. #TeachTruth See 🧵
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Medgar Evers investigated murders of African Americans that police ignored & blocked. He conducted interviews, sought evidence, demanded justice, & exposed white supremacist violence & terrorism. 📷Evers interviews Melton about murder of husband. She "died" before testifying. Woman with four small children sitting on a bed in conversat
Sound familiar?

Not only did the police not investigate murders of African Americans, they blocked efforts by Evers & others to do so.

Evers risked his life to do the work the police were supposed to. #Uvalde

THIS is the history the right is censoring with "anti-CRT" bills.
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