Category : Politics

Civil RightsPolitics

Maude Craig

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Maude Evangeline Craig Sampson Williams (1880-1958), a suffragist, civil rights activist, and educator, was born and raised in East Central Austin. After she graduated from...
Politics

Oscar DePriest

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A child of the early post-reconstruction south, Oscar DePriest was born in Florence, Alabama on March 9, 1871. In 1878 his family moved to Salina,...
Politics

Charles Rangel

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Known in his Harlem, New York, district as the “Lion of Lenox Avenue,” Representative Charles B. Rangel rose to become the first African-American chairman of...
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....
Politics

Robert Kennedy

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Robert Kennedy was attorney general during his brother John F. Kennedy’s administration. He later served as a U.S. Senator and was assassinated during his run...