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NATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS CONVENTION

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Suffragist organizers held the first-ever National Women’s
Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts on this day
in 1850. 

More than 1,000 delegates from 11 states arrived for the two-
day conference, which had been planned by
members of the
Anti-Slavery Society.

The convention followed the steps laid out at the landmark
Seneca Falls Convention two years before.


Abby Kelley Foster (1811-1887)

During her remarkable life, Abby helped develop
plans for the first National Woman’s Rights
Convention.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.)
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


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ANTI-WAR PROTESTS ON THIS DAY IN 1968

1968 Democratic Convention - HISTORY

 

On August 28, 1968, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago,
thousands of Vietnam War protesters battle police in the streets, while
the Democratic Party falls apart over an internal disagreement concerning
its stance on Vietnam. Over the course of 24 hours, the predominant
American line of thought on the Cold War with the Soviet Union was
shattered.

How the 1968 Democratic National Convention Protests Helped Define a Decade | Teen Vogue

1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago - Students | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

50 Years Ago: As World Watched, Chicago Police Attacked Protesters at '68 Democratic Convention - YouTube

  • 1968 Democratic Convention | History | Smithsonian Magazine

Color image of anti-war delegates oppose Humphrey’s nomination at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Anti-war delegates who oppose Humphrey’s nomination at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

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NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY

John F. Kennedy 1960 presidential campaign - Wikipedia


In Los Angeles,
California, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts was
nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party
Convention on this
day in 1960, defeating Senator
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas. The next day, 
Johnson
was named Kennedy’s running mate by a unanimous vote of the 
convention.

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July 13, 1960: John F. Kennedy Secures the Democratic Presidential ...

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L.B.J. WAS NOMINATED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated to run for the presidency at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His running mate would be
Hubert H. Humphrey. Former Vice President Johnson had assumed the reigns
of government in November 1963 when President
John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

 

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