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The 14th Amendment and Barriers to True Civil Rights

On this day in 1868, following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to…

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Desegregating the Military from FDR to Truman

On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. military. Covering as it did an…

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Just the Beginning

On this day in 1964, while the Reverend Martin Luther King looked on, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Intended to…

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Medgar Evers and the Ghosts of Mississippi

On this day in 1963, African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers is gunned down in front of his family’s Jackson, Mississippi home by white supremacist…

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George Wallace and JFK

On this day in 1963, after defiantly blocking the door at the University of Alabama in open hostility to the United States government, George Wallace…

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Democrats Need To Get Their Act Together

Defund: to prevent from continuing to receive funds. A recent CNN poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 38 percent; down seven points from a month ago….

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