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Sandra Bland dies in jail after traffic stop confrontation

Year 2015 Month Day July 13 Only July 10, 2015, Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia pulls over a 28-year-old Black woman, Sandra Bland, for failing…

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The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter first appears, sparking a movement

Outraged and saddened after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed a Black teenager in 2012, Oakland, California resident Alicia Garza posts a…

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Members of the Niagara Movement meet for the first time

Year 1905 Month Day July 11 Niagara Movement members begin meeting on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. This all-African American group of scholars,…

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Same-sex marriage is made legal nationwide with Obergefell v. Hodges decision

Year 2015 Month Day June 26 June 26, 2015 marks a major milestone for civil rights in the United States, as the Supreme Court announces…

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Activist Bree Newsome removes Confederate flag from South Carolina State House

Year 2015 Month Day June 27 On the morning of June 27, 2015, activists posing as joggers signal to one of their comrades that the…

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Zong slave ship trial

Year 1783 Month Day June 22 Hearing arguments in the case of the Zong, a slave ship, the Chief Justice of the King’s Bench in…

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Construction on Global Seed Vault begins

Year 2006 Month Day June 15 On June 15, 2006, on the remote island of Spitsbergen halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the…

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Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition begins

Year 1910 Month Day June 15 Robert Falcon Scott’s ship, the Terra Nova, sets sail from Cardiff, Wales on June 15, 1910, bound for Antarctica….

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Charleston church shooting

Year 2015 Month Day June 17 On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooter took the lives of nine African American people at…

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Zoot Suit Riots begin in Los Angeles

On June 3, 1943, a group of U.S. sailors marches through downtown Los Angeles, carrying clubs and other makeshift weapons and attacking anyone wearing a…

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