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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

Freedom Rides

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

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