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Legislation

Civil Rights Act of 1866

  The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was enacted on April 9, 1866 by the United States Congress to protect the rights of  newly freed slaves. The passage of this Act over President Johnson’s veto was the first time Congress...

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Events

Birmingham Campaign

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

Events

Freedom Summer

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

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