Massacre in El Salvador

On this day in 1975, dozens of high school and university students in a peaceful protest were killed and injured by the U.S. backed Salvadoran police and National Guard.

Slocum Massacre in Texas

On this day in 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas, were massacred.

Silent March Down Fifth Avenue

On this day in 1917, W. E. B. Du Bois and the NAACP organized a silent march in NYC to protest the massacres and lynchings of African Americans.

Riot In Chicago

On this day in 1919, sparked by a white police officer’s refusal to make an arrest in the murder of a Black teenager, Chicago’s Red Summer violence lasted almost a week. At least 38 people were killed and thousands of Black homes were looted and damaged.