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Civil Rights Act of 1875

  The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was enacted as law on March 1st 1875 by President Ulysses Grant. It was introduced by Massachusetts senator Charles Summer in 1870. The Act declared: All persons regardless of color, race or...

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Freedom Summer

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


Southern Manifesto

What is the Southern Manifesto? In 1956 politicians from southern states issued the Declaration of...


Emmett Till

His mother insisted in displaying his son’s body in a glass topped casket so that the world could...


Sit-In Movement

  Many African Americans inspired by the , the unjust murder of and the courage of had been...

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