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American Experience

Bio Official Twitter account for PBSs American Experience history series.
Location Boston, MA
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Twitter Media Studio : Roy Bryant and John Milam were acquitted of murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till after just 67 minutes of jury deliberation. #ThisDayInHistory

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Sprout Social : Mary Eliza Church Terrell, a pioneering activist at the intersection of the civil rights and suffrage movements, was born on September 23, 1863. #ThisDayInHistory
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Sprout Social : Doctors who sterilized Carrie Buck against her will claimed her children would threaten society. Her life paints a different picture.
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Sprout Social : On September 23, 1952, Vice Presidential candidate Richard Nixon took to television to respond to allegations of financial improprieties. It was the first televised political speech of its kind. #ThisDayInHistory
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Twitter Web App : Long at the center of the fight against voter suppression in Texas, Mexican American organizations like MALDEF are leading today's push to ensure representation as demographics shift.

Co-published w/ American Experience #TheVotePBS
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Twitter Media Studio : I just made up my mind that I was going to be a registered voter.

In the summer of 1964, hundreds of volunteers risked their lives to register Black Mississippians to vote. #VoterRegistrationDay

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Sprout Social : Black women have long been at the forefront of the right to vote. Today, 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment and 55 years after the Voting Rights Act, their fight continues. #VoterRegistrationDay
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Twitter Web App : On September 22, 1961, Kennedy signed congressionally-approved legislation to permanently establish the Peace Corps. Its purpose was to "promote world peace and friendship.” #ThisDayInHistory
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Sprout Social : In 1964, less than 7% of Mississippi’s eligible African American population was registered to vote. The Mississippi Summer project worked to change that by fighting forces of voter suppression in the state. #VoterRegistrationDay
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Sprout Social : For many suffragists, scholars have found, the freedom to choose whom and how they loved was tied deeply to the idea of voting rights.
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Sprout Social : The tool, named after US Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski, has been used to fight fires for over 100 years.
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Sprout Social : One of the most destructive hurricanes in recorded history struck the northeast on September 21, 1938. #ThisDayInHistory
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Sprout Social : Moses Wright's testimony against Emmett Till's accused killers on September 21, 1955 is remembered as one of the bravest moments of the Civil Rights Movement. #ThisDayInHistory
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Sprout Social : On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes. #ThisDayInHistory

Sprout Social : “I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”

Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jungle," was born on September 20, 1878. #ThisDayInHistory #hbd
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Sprout Social : One of the Oglala Sioux's most important leaders, Red Cloud was born in 1822 in what is now Nebraska.
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Twitter Media Studio : On September 20, 1963, Kennedy proposed a new plan in the space race that would have altered history: a shared mission to the moon between the Soviet Union and United States. #ThisDayInHistory

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Sprout Social : On September 19, 1881, James Garfield died — a mere 200 days since becoming the 20th President of the United States, and two months after being shot. #ThisDayInHistory
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