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People’s History of Fourth of July: Beyond 1776 | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

People’s History of Fourth of July
By | July 1, 2017

As part of our This Day in History series, we bring you a collection of people’s history stories from July 4: Beyond 1776.
On July 4, 1827, slavery was abolished in New York, following a gradual emancipation law that went into effect in 1799. However, New York continued to benefit economically from the system of human bondage.

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Italian Americans Who Fought for Justice
By | October 11, 2015

Brief bios of people of Italian heritage who were committed to social justice.

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Native American Activism: 1960s to Present
By | November 25, 2015

Overview of Native American activism since the late 1960s.

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