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Edward Abbey Born
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Edward Abbey Born

On January 29, 1927, Edward Abbey was born in Home, Pennsylvania. Abbey became one of the most influential and controversial environmentalists of the 20th century.

  • Best for: Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)
  • Concepts: american southwest, books, edward abbey, environmentalism, national parks, protests, writers
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Historic Article
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia. King became the most important and influential civil rights leader in the United States.

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: atlanta, civil disobedience, civil rights, electricity, justice, martin luther king, jr., nobel prize, non-violence, protests
Martin Luther Excommunicated
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Martin Luther Excommunicated

On January 3, 1521, German priest Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, furthering the Protestant Reformation of Christianity.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: catholicism, excommunication, germany, martin luther, protestantism, protests, reformation
Arab Spring
Historic Article
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Arab Spring

On December 18, 2010, the first protests of what became the “Arab Spring” took place in Tunisia.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: africa, arab spring, government, middle east, protests, revolutions, tunisia
Battle in Seattle
Historic Article
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Battle in Seattle

On November 30, 1999, protesters engaged police and delegates to the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in Seattle, Washington, a conflict nicknamed the “Battle in Seattle.”

  • Best for: Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)
  • Concepts: battle in seattle, business, globalization, multinational corporations, protests, seattle, trade
U.S. Suspends Olympic Medalists
Historic Article
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U.S. Suspends Olympic Medalists

On October 18, 1968, the United States Olympic Committee suspended gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos for their behavior, supporting human rights, during their medal ceremony two days earlier.

  • Best for: Grades 8-11 (ages 13-17)
  • Concepts: athletes, civil rights, human rights, john carlos, olympics, politics, protests, racism, tommie smith
International Day of Non-Violence
Historic Article
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International Day of Non-Violence

On October 2, 2007, the United Nations first celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, independence, mahatma gandhi, non-violence, philosophy, politics, protests, society
Occupy Wall Street
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Occupy Wall Street

On September 17, 2011, about 1,000 people gathered in Zuccotti Park, New York City, to protest corporate corruption and its undue influence on government—the first protest of the Occupy movement.

  • Best for: Grades 8-11 (ages 13-17)
  • Concepts: banking, economics, finance, inequality, new york city, occupy movement, protests, wall street
Solidarity in Poland
Historic Article
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Solidarity in Poland

On August 31, 1980, the trade union Solidarity was founded at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk, Poland. The Solidarity movement helped lead to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: catholicism, dissent, elections, government, labor, poland, protests, solidarity, unions
8888 Uprising
Historic Article
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8888 Uprising

On August 8, 1988, thousands of citizens protested the authoritarian government of Myanmar, leading to a crackdown that did not end for more than a decade.

  • Best for: Grades 7-12 (ages 12-18)
  • Concepts: 8888 uprising, civil rights, democracy, myanmar (burma), protests
Henry Urges Colonists to ‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’
Historic Article
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Henry Urges Colonists to ‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry urged fellow Virginians to support the Revolutionary War effort, saying “give me liberty or give me death!”

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: patrick henry, protests, revolutionary war, speeches
Coxey’s Army Begins to March
Historic Article
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Coxey’s Army Begins to March

On March 25, 1894, more than 100 men led by businessman Jacob Coxey began a march from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to protest unemployment and urge government to create jobs. 

  • Best for: Grades 8-11 (ages 13-17)
  • Concepts: coxey's army, electricity, ohio, politics, protests, washington d.c.
Nationality
Photo
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Nationality

Photo: People walk in a protest, led by a man wearing a face mask that says "Stop Killing in Tibet."

  • Concepts: china, nationality, protests, tibet
Civil Right’s ‘Bloody Sunday’
Historic Article
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Civil Right’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

On March 7, 1965, police and a citizen “posse” attacked marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, an event that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement as “Bloody Sunday.”

  • Best for: Grades 5-11 (ages 10-17)
  • Concepts: alabama, civil rights, conflict, law enforcement, protests, voting rights
Indians Occupy Wounded Knee
Historic Article
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Indians Occupy Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and other Native Americans occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, demanding greater civil rights. The standoff with government forces would last three months.

  • Best for: Grades 5-12 (ages 10-18)
  • Concepts: conflict, government, native americans, politics, protests, south dakota
People Power in the Philippines
Historic Article
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People Power in the Philippines

On February 25, 1986, Corazon Aquino was sworn in as president of the Philippines, ending decades of dictatorship and becoming the first female president in Asia.

  • Best for: Grades 6-10 (ages 11-16)
  • Concepts: corazon aquino, democracy, philippines, politics, revolutions
Chicago 7 Found Not Guilty
Historic Article
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Chicago 7 Found Not Guilty

On February 18, 1970, the “Chicago 7” were found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

  • Best for: Grades 8-12 (ages 13-18)
  • Concepts: chicago, chicago 7, politics, protests, racism, trials, vietnam war
Gandhi Arrested for Sedition
Historic Article
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Gandhi Arrested for Sedition

On March 10, 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested on charges of sedition by British officials in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: colonialism, government, india, mahatma gandhi, prisoners, protests, united kingdom
Boston Tea Party
Historic Article
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Boston Tea Party

On December 16, 1773, a group of American colonists calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty” boarded three merchant ships in Boston Harbor and poured all their cargo—342 chests of tea—into the water, an event now referred to as the Boston Tea Party.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: american revolution, boston, boston tea party, colonialism, conflict, government, great britain, protests, taxes
Four Dead in Ohio
Historic Article
EDUCATION

Four Dead in Ohio

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard killed four students at Kent State University. 

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: conflict, kent state, ohio, protests, vietnam war
Gandhi Protests Caste Separation
Historic Article
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Gandhi Protests Caste Separation

On September 16, 1932, reformer Mohandas Gandhi started a six-day fast in Bombay (today, Mumbai) to protest caste separation in India.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil disobedience, colonialism, culture, independence, mahatma gandhi, mumbai, politics, protests
'I Have a Dream' Speech
Historic Article
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'I Have a Dream' Speech

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave the closing address at the March on Washington, a civil rights event in Washington, D.C.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: civil rights, march on washington, martin luther king, jr., non-violence, protests, segregation, speeches
Bastille Day
Historic Article
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Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille prison in Paris.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: bastille, french revolution, government, military, paris, france, protests
Tiananmen Square Massacre
Historic Article
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Tiananmen Square Massacre

On June 4, 1989, troops from the People’s Liberation Army moved into Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

  • Best for: Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)
  • Concepts: beijing, conflict, government, military, protests, tiananmen square massacre, violence