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Robert Kennedy's United States History Class

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May 4, 1970

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This cartoon about racism was published in 1876. Cartoonist A. B. Frost for Harper�??s Weekly, October 28, 1876. From HarpWeek.

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This image dramatically condemns the brutal racism of some white Southerners against blacks. The white man has killed a black child, and his plea of "self-defense" exemplifies the perspective among Southern whites that Reconstruction had led to "black rule." The cartoon appeared just a few weeks before the presidential election.

"In Self-Defense"

Cartoonist: A. B. Frost

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This Day In History, Dec. 14, 1917 Kate Richards O'Hare was sentenced to five years�?? imprisonment for a speech denouncing WWI

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On Dec. 14, 1917, U.S. peace activist and suffragist Kate Richards O'Hare was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for a speech denouncing WWI. Occupying a neighboring jail cell was Emma Goldman, the well-known anarchist organizer, feminist, writer and anti-war critic who was imprisoned for obstructing the draft. O'Hare was one of a number of prisoners Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs cited in his "Canton Speech" for which he in turn was imprisoned. He said: "The ot...

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This Day in History: The United States Declares War on Japan

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On December 8, 1941 the United States Congress declared war upon the Empire of Japan in response to that country's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day. It was formulated an hour after the Inf...

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This Day In History: John Lennon Shot and Killed, Dec. 8, 1980.

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John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building when Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range...

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Journey through Slavery ep 4/4 - Judgment.Day

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Journey through Slavery ep 3/4 - Brotherly Love

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Journey through Slavery ep 2/4 - Revolution

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Journey through Slavery ep 1/4 - Terrible Transformation

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Making America: Slavery

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