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Aug 2

Birth of James Baldwin


Aug 2

Anniversary of the Bad Axe Massacre


Aug 3

Anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1882


Aug 4

Anniversary of the Santa Anita internment camp uprising


Aug 4

44th President Barack Obama born on this date in 1961


Aug 4

Anniversary of the Bracero Program


Aug 5

Anniversary of the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela


Aug 5

Aug 6

Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from Britain


Aug 6

Anniversary of Albert Cashier enlisting in the Union Army



Aug 6

Hiroshima Day


Aug 6

Voting Rights Act voted into law in 1965


Aug 9

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


Aug 12

International Youth Day


Aug 12

Carter Family Insists on Rights Under Brown v. Board


Aug 13

Ministers Appeal to President Taft After Slocum Massacre


Aug 14

Anniversary of the US occupation of Nicaragua


Aug 14

Anniversary of the end of the Second Seminole War



Aug 16

Birth of Wallace Henry Thurman


Aug 17

Aug 17

Anniversary of slavery reparations rally at the Capitol


Aug 20

National Labor Union formed on this date in 1866


Aug 20

Aug 20

Red Cloud (Mahpiya Luta), Oglala Sioux Chief, born


Aug 24

Birth of Howard Zinn


Aug 27

Birth of Mary Anderson


Aug 28

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Anniversary


Aug 30

Aug 31

Birth of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin