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February 23, 2009

23 February 1898: French author Emile Zola was imprisoned for writing his letter, “J’accuse,” accusing the French government of unfairly jailing Alfred Dreyfus and, more broadly, for rampant anti-Semitism.

Extra:

On this day in 1868, noted civil rights activist and author W.E.B. Du Bois was born.

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