Profiles

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    • Alcatraz Occupation

    • Profile.
      Brief overview of the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of All Nations.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Native American |
    • Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Asian Americans and Moments in People's History

    • Profile.
      Brief profiles of people and events from Asian American and Pacific Islander people’s history.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Themes: Asian American, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Pacific Islander |
    • Baker, Ella Josephine

    • Profile.
      Brief biography of Ella Josephine Baker, 1903–1986, activist and civil rights organizer.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Women's History |
    • Baldwin, James

    • Profile.
      A brief biography of James Baldwin, writer and social critic.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: High School
    • The Bath Riots

    • Profile. By David Dorado Romo.
      The story of the 1917 Bath Riots at the U.S.-Mexico border in Juarez, where 17-year-old Carmelita Torres led a protest of the toxic chemical “baths” required for all workers.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Immigration, Latino, Women's History |
    • Black Abolitionists (Profile) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Black Abolitionists

    • Profiles. Zinn Education Project. 2014.
      Brief biographies of 25 Black abolitionists.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery |
    • Cáceres, Berta: Environmental Organizer

    • Profile.
      Overview and related resources about Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: Environment & Food, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Chomsky, Noam

    • Profile.
      Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is a political activist, professor, linguist, and author.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 20th Century, 21st Century | Themes: Imperialism, US Foreign Policy |
    • Coalition of Immokalee Workers

    • Profile.
      Overview of the farm labor organization, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, with artwork by Erin Currier.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 2001 - Present, 20th Century, 21st Century | Themes: Environment & Food, Labor, Latino | Reading Levels: Adult, Grades 6-8, High School
    • Evers, Medgar

    • Profile. By Dernoral Davis.
      Medgar Evers (July 2, 1925—June 12, 1963), Civil Rights Movement activist in Mississippi.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Media, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Freedom Summer 1964

    • Profile.
      Prospectus for summer initiative to register African American voters in Mississippi.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974 | Reading Levels: High School
    • Hatuey: 1512 - 2012

    • Profile. By William Loren Katz.
      Hatuey was a freedom fighter in the early 1500s who mobilized Caribbean islanders against invasion, theft, and murder by European conquistadors.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764 | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Jones, Mary Harris "Mother"

    • Profile.
      Mother Jones (1830–1930) was a labor leader and organizer.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919 | Themes: Labor |
    • Joseph, Chief Hinmton Yalaktit

    • Profile.
      Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalaktit (1840—1904), a Nez Percé Indian chief in what is now northeastern Oregon.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 19th Century | Themes: Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements |
    • Kennard, Clyde

    • Profile.
      Clyde Kennard (June 12, 1927–July 4, 1963) bravely and righteously tried to pursue higher education in Mississippi. He faced the fatal wrath of the state as a result of his efforts to challenge white supremacy.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Ladner, Dorie

    • Profile.
      Dorrie Ladner (born June 28, 1942) is a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, social worker, and lifelong activist.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Law, Oliver

    • Profile. By William Katz. 2013.
      Brief history of Oliver Law (October 23, 1900 – July 9, 1937), the first Black commander of a U.S. army.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies |
    • The Lemon Grove Incident

    • Profile.
      The story of a 1931 desegregation court ruling in a case about a California school that barred Mexican-Americans.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Latino, Organizing | Reading Levels: High School
    • Italian American Who Fought for Justice - Viola Luizzo Family | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Liuzzo, Viola

    • Profile.
      Viola Liuzzo (April 11, 1925 – March 25, 1965), Civil Rights activist, was murdered in 1965 by the KKK after the Selma to Montgomery March.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Women's History |
    • Ludlow Massacre: April 20, 1914

    • Profile. By Howard Zinn, film clip by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller, and song by Woody Guthrie.
      The Ludlow Massacre was one of deadliest attacks on striking workers in U.S. history.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919 | Themes: Labor, Organizing | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Dec. 25, 1951: Bombing of the Moore Family Home (This Day in History) - The Moore family: Harriette holds daughter Evangeline, Harry, and Annie Rosalea (standing) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Moore, Harry T. and Harriette Moore

    • Profile.
      Harry T. and Harriette Moore, teachers and civil rights activists in Florida, were murdered when their home was bombed on Dec. 25, 1951.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements |
    • Moses, Robert "Bob" Parris

    • Profile.
      Robert “Parris” Moses (born Jan. 23, 1935) is a voting rights organizer, educator, and founder of the Algebra Project.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 20th Century | Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Math | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Pauli Murray: Fighting Jane Crow (Article) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Murray, Pauli: Fighting Jane Crow

    • Article. By Paula Giddings, The Nation, May 23, 1987.
      Review of Pauli Murray’s autobiography, Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: High School
    • Native American Activism: 1960s to Present

    • Profile.
      Overview of Native American activism since the late 1960s.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 2001 - Present, 20th Century, 21st Century | Themes: Native American, Organizing |
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