Zinn Education Project

The Prince Edward County school strike, 1951

Some of the school strikers, photographed in 1953

A short history of a school children's strike against against racist and substandard education at Robert Russa Moton High School in Prince Edward County.

Port Chicago disaster and mutiny, 1944

Pier 1 after the explosion

A short history of the munitions explosion on 17 July, 1944 which killed 320 men, mostly African-Americans, and the African American servicemen who were then jailed for protesting against the dangerous conditions.

A people's history of the fourth of July

Fourth of July fireworks

A roundup of key events in United States working class history which have also taken place on 4 July, beyond 1776.

The No Gun Ri massacre, 1950

A short history of one of the biggest mass killings of civilians by US ground troops, the No Gun Ri massacre, which took place during the Korean war on 26 July, 1950.

The Slocum massacre, 1910

Descendants of some of the victims of the massacre

On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred in an act of terror designed to maintain economic white supremacy.