National Day of Mourning

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National Day of Mourning in USA in 2020
The First Thanksgiving, 1621 Image by Jean Leon G. Ferris , via Library of Congress

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Dates of National Day of Mourning
2022 USA Thursday, November 24thNational Day of Mourning
2021 USA Thursday, November 25thNational Day of Mourning
2020 USA Thursday, November 26thNational Day of Mourning
2019 USA Thursday, November 28thNational Day of Mourning
Summary
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While the most of the United States celebrates Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November, some Americans mark the day with sadness.

The United American Indians of New England call the national holiday a National Day of Mourning. Organizers describe the event as a time to remember "the genocide of millions of native people, the theft of native lands and the relentless assault on native culture."

Native American groups have been holding the National Day of Mourning since 1970.

As the anniversary nears, ancestors of the native people who met the Pilgrims want to make sure the world hears the whole story. The Wampanoag tribe helped the European settlers survive. Its members say the settlers brought diseases, racism and oppression.

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