Day in the History of Racial Injustice

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

January 19, 1930 ~ Mobs of up to 500 white people roamed Watsonville, California, and the surrounding towns and farms, attacking Filipino farmworkers and their property for five days after Filipino men were seen dancing with white women.

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

January 18, 1962 ~ The president of Southern University closed the Baton Rouge. Louisiana, campus, citing ‘disruptive’ student protests against segregation.


January 18, 1771, the North Carolina General Assembly approved the disbursement of public funds to enslavers as compensation for the executions of Black people they held in bondage.