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This week in LGBTQ history: Supreme Court decides on Colorado’s Amendment 2

Twenty years ago, on May 20, 1996, a landmark victory was won at the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans.

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NYU forum explores role of communists in Civil Rights Movement

A public forum was held to uncover the buried history of communists' role in the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s

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This week in history: The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food drive started in October 1991 as a pilot program, the initial drive taking place in ten cities across the country. 

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This month: Celebrate Asian-Pacific American heritage, honor Yung Wing

Educational pioneer Yung Wing (1828-1912) worked to bridge cultural gaps between the U.S. and China.

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Trump screwed Gary, Indiana; now he’s asking for its vote

Gary and Atlantic City, New Jersey - Donald Trump sucked each city dry and left town.

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Celebrating the life of James Connolly in Troy, New York

Irish Republican and revolutionary socialist James Connolly will be celebrated on May 14.

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On May Day

It's often forgotten, but May Day, the original, real, workers' holiday, originated in the U.S.

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May Day from the Haymarket gallows: Albert Parsons' words of 1886

As we pay tribute to Parsons and the other Haymarket martyrs, People's World wishes all our readers in the United States and internationally a Happy May Day.

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This week in history: Poll tax abolished 50 years ago

A three-judge federal court at Jackson, Miss., outlawed Mississippi's $2 poll tax as a voting requirement for state and federal elections.

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Cherokee war chief led armed struggle against white settlers 235 years ago

Native Americans and others from throughout the state commemorated the life of the great Cherokee war chief, Dragging Canoe, with a celebration.

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