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Legislation

Civil Rights Act of 1957

  The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 9, 1957 and was originally proposed by Attorney General Hebert Brownell. This Act was the first legislative civil rights...

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Events

Freedom Summer

In 1964 decided to concentrate their efforts in voter registration in Mississippi which was lagging...

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Birmingham Campaign

In the 1960s Birmingham, Alabama was the largest industrial city in the South and according to the...

Events

Jim Crow Laws

What was Jim Crow? Jim Crow was a set of laws sponsored by Southern States that required the...

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