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46. Early Civil Rights Struggles: Brown v. Board of Education
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26913.25801-01-2002
Features an historical account of the precedent-setting 1954 US Supreme Court decision mandating desegregation of America's public schools.
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African American Journey: 14th Amendment
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20102.33601-01-2002
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States forbids the states to deny any citizen the rights granted by federal law.
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African American Journey: Compromise of 1850
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20272.5601-01-2002
Compromise of 1850 was a series of acts passed in 1850, by which the United States Congress hoped to settle the strife between opponents of slavery in the North and slaveowners in the South. These laws helped delay civil war for about 10 years.
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Africans in America/Part 1/Colonial laws
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20468101-01-2002
Colonial laws Virginia, 1639 Act X. All persons except Negroes are to be provided with arms and ammunitions or be fined at the pleasure of the governor and council. Maryland, 1664 That whatsoever free-born [English] woman shall intermarry with any...
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American Heritage: The Time Machine, The Negro Seamen Act
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2043No Votes Yet01-01-2002
American Heritage - July/August 1998 Contents
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Amistad Trials 1839-1840
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2005No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Sort through newspaper accounts, biographies, chronologies, sketches, court records, letters, testimony and diary entries documenting the trial that followed an African mutiny aboard the slave ship Amistad.
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Bass Reeves
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196310211-23-2002
A Legendary Lawman on the Western Frontier Who Rode for Judge Isaac Parker.
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Black Americans and the Criminal Justice System
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1967No Votes Yet01-01-2002
In 1947, President Truman formed``a Committee on Civil Rights to investigate murders and lynchings of Blacks ...
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BLACK CODES
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19564101-01-2002
BLACK CODES Despite the efforts of radical Republicans and the terms of military reconstruction, the ultimate winners during Reconstruction were the old secessionists, the same group who controlled the South before the war. African Americans were...
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Brown v. Board of Education I (1954)
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1997No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Brown v. Board of Education I (1954), made available by The National Center for Public Policy Research's Constitution and the Courts Archive
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Case of the Scottsboro Boys
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20659104-15-2006
Sketch by Jacob Burck from the Daily Worker details the role the International Labor Defense played in the Scottsboro case.
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Civil Rights - Law and History/Voting Rights
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1992No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Voting Rights The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits discrimination in voting practices or procedures because of race and color. In 1957 and 1960, Congress had enacted voting rights laws that took small steps toward increasing minority voting part...
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Civil Rights Act of 1964
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198710101-01-2002
Read the words of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and find out what it was and is so important to the feminist cause.
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Civil Rights: Brown v. Board of Education I (1954)
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1989No Votes Yet01-01-2002
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) (USSC+) 347 U.S. 483 Argued December 9, 1952 Reargued December 8, 1953 Decided May 17, 1954 APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES
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Civil Rights: Shelley v. Kraemer
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1988No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), made available by The National Center for Public Policy Research's Constitution and the Courts Archive
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Dred Scott case
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2265No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Historical Document Dred Scott case: the Supreme Court decision 1857 In March of 1857, the United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B.
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Dred Scott v. Sandford continued
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19765101-01-2002
Supreme Court; Dred Scott v. Sandford
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Early Civil Rights Struggles: Brown v. Board of Education
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1953No Votes Yet01-01-2002
In the early 1950's, racial segregation in public schools was the norm across America. Although all the schools in a given district were supposed to be equal, most black schools were far inferior to...
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Fugitive Slave Act: Africans in America
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1956No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Here is an informative account of the Fugitive Slave Act, part of the Compromise of 1850. The essay is a casual, engaging discussion of the impact of the Fugitive Slave Act on the North.
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Fugitive Slave Cases, 1862
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1971No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Artemas Riggs vs. Laura Hall, Ellen Dorsey & her two children, Mary Lizzie and Ida, Filed 22nd April, 1863
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Fugitive Slave Law
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1978No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Fugitive Slave Law Section I Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the persons who have been, or may hereafter be, appointed commissioners, in virtue of any act of Congress, by
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Fugitive Slave Law of 1793
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1975No Votes Yet01-01-2002
This law was intended to facilitate the recapture and extradition of runaway slaves and to force the government to commit to the legitimacy of holding slaves as property.
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Fugitive Slave Laws in Compromise Legislation
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1970No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Fugitive Slave Laws in Compromise Legislation There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have...
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History of Civil Rights Laws
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1991No Votes Yet01-01-2002
A SHORT HISTORY OF AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS 1776 -- Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....
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Jamesx
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1972No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Background to Jim Crow: JIM CROW The racial tone in the Delta in the 1930Æs reflected the entire attitude of segregation throughout the south. Jim Crow laws caused total separation of blacks and whites. Blacks had separate churches, schools....
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Jim Crow America
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1961No Votes Yet01-01-2002
"Jim Crow" laws barred African Americans from access to employment and to public places such as restaurants, hotels, and other facilities. In the South especially, Blacks lived in fear of racially motivated violence. Halifax, North Carolina.....
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Jim Crow Background
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2002No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Introduction to the Jim Crow South During seven Civil Rights cases in 1883, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that the force of federal law could not extend to individual action because the 14th Amendment, which provided that
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Jim Crow Era (1876 - 1954): Laws and Policies affecting African Americans
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1980No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Race, Racism and the Law Please Sign My Guestbook Jim Crow Era (1876 - 1954): Laws and Policies affecting African Americans Vernellia R. Randall Professor of Law and Web Editor What's New Announcements...
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KenyaSpeaks
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198210212-21-2002
A critical look at child abuse laws in Missouri and how these same laws are used to abuse black children.
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Laws and Legal Decisions Related to the University of Kentucky
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1979No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Reports of Laws and Legal Decisions Related to the Integration of the University of Kentucky Kentucky 1. Section 187 of 1891 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky....
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Laws Designed To Disarm Slaves, Freedmen, And African-Americans
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2088No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Home Page of Bruce A. Clark The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Laws Designed To Disarm Slaves, Freedmen, And African-Americans Overview Before the Civil War ended, State ôSlave Codesö prohibited slaves from owning guns.
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LII: Law about...Civil Rights and Discrimination
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1977No Votes Yet01-01-2002
LII: An overview of civil rights and discrimination law with links to key primary and secondary sources.
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Outline of the Louisiana Civil Code
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1991No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Outline of the Louisiana Civil Code Preliminary Title: Of the General Definitions of Law and the Promulgation of the Laws Chapter 1 Of Law Chapter 2
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Scottboro Case - Major Figures and Chronology of Events
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2006No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Chronology of Events ~~ Scottsborro Documents Defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz (far left) and seven of the Scottsboro Defendants in 1933.
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Scottsboro Boys Trial - Black History Museum
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1967No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Provides an overview of the famous case and offers articles written by African-American reporters during and after the trials.
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Scottsboro Boys Trials, The
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2127No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Comprehensive examination of the 1931 rape case. Offers essays, images, court decisions, biographies, diagrams, and newspaper articles.
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Slave Laws
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204710101-01-2002
Laws Pertaining to Slavery Slaves were not considered citizens in antebellum America. Before the fourteenth amendment to the national constitution (July 28, 1868), blacks held no legal rights
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Testimony of Bobby Seale in the Chicago Conspiracy Trial
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2011No Votes Yet04-20-2002
Complete transcript of the proceedings.
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The American Nation - Mississippi Black Code (1865)
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1984No Votes Yet01-01-2002
The Civil Rights of Freedmen in Mississippi Section 1. Be it enacted by the legislature of the State..
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The Avalon Project:Statutes of the US Concerning Slavery
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2010No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Selected statutes of the United States. Particularly those relating to Native American and Slavery
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The Case of the Negro
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1983No Votes Yet01-01-2002
The Case of the Negro November, 1889 by Booker T. Washington Attempts to settle the question of the Negro in the South by his removal from this country have so far failed, and I think that they are likely to fail.
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The Emancipation Proclamation
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2008No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Peruse the NARA's copy of Lincoln's famous 1863 proclamation. View photographs of the five pages and read a historic overview.
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The Loving Decision
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2023No Votes Yet01-01-2002
The famous US Supreme Court decision in the case of Loving v. Virginia (1967)
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The Underground Railroad Site - Fugitive Slave Bill
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2008No Votes Yet01-01-2002
The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850 The Underground Railroad saw an explosion of activity in the 1840s. In 1842, the Supreme Court ruled in Prigg v. Pennsylvania that states did not have to aid in the return of runaway slaves.
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Virginia Statutes on Slaves and Servants
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2013No Votes Yet01-01-2002
William Waller Hening, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature in the Year 1619, (New York: R & W & G.
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Virtual Jamestown: Slave Laws
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1995No Votes Yet01-01-2002
Choose one of the following: Laws on Slavery -- Seventeenth Century Laws on Indentured Servants Laws on Religion -- Seventeenth Century Laws on Religion: No. 2 -- Seventeenth Century
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