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Subversive Historian – 06/07/10

7. June 2010

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Cohen v. California Back in the day on June 7th, 1971, The Supreme Court of the United States overturned a ruling in the free speech case of Cohen v. California. The legal dispute stemmed from an incident in April 1968 when 19 year old Paul Cohen wore a jacket reading “Fuck the Draft” inside a […]

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Subversive Historian – 05/21/10

21. May 2010

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The White Night Riots Back in the day on May 21st, 1979 demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco in what would be known as the White Night riots. The raucous events were spurred in part by a verdict returned in the controversial trial of Daniel James White. The former member of the San […]

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Subversive Historian – 05/17/10

17. May 2010

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Brown v. Board of Education Back in the day on May 17th, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against racial segregation in the nation’s public schools. The landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case resulted in all nine justices unanimously striking down the doctrine of ‘separate but equal,’ as a violation […]

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Subversive Historian – 05/14/10

14. May 2010

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Emma Goldman Passes Away Back in the day on May 14th, 1940, anarchist, feminist, and revolutionary agitator Emma Goldman passed away in Toronto, Canada at the age of seventy. She had crossed the Atlantic from London that year to raise money for the Iberian leftist crusade against the Spanish fascist forces of Francisco Franco. While […]

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Subversive Historian – 05/13/10

13. May 2010

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The Abolition of Slavery in Brazil Back in the day on May 13th, 1888, Brazil became the last nation in the Western hemisphere to abolish slavery. The centuries-old practice established in the former colony of Portugal and continued after independence was finally overturned in full by the sanctioning of “Lei Aurea” or the Golden Law. […]

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