Category : History

Civil RightsHistoryPolitics

Force Acts

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Congress enacted three statutes in 1870 and 1871 to protect the right of blacks to vote in the southern states and to suppress anti-reconstruction terrorism....
Civil RightsHistory

Freedom Summer

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Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, was a 1964 voter registration drive aimed at increasing the number of registered Black voters in Mississippi. Over...
History

John Ross

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Principal chief of the Cherokee Indians for nearly forty years, John Ross served during one of the most tumultuous periods of the tribe’s history. He...
EducationHistory

Tiya Miles

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Professor of History, Harvard University, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Director, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University. I was born...
Civil RightsHistory

The Spingarn Medal

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The Spingarn Medal is the highest honor of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Since 1915, it has been awarded annually...