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Legislation

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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Events

Sit-In Movement

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

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Southern Manifesto

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

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Emmett Till

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

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Freedom Rides

  In March 1961 the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to test the Boynton v. Virginia...

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