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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court of the United States Washington DC 17 May 1954 The Louisiana Purchase has been described as the greatest real estate deal in history. In 1803 the United States paid France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory—some 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed Washington DC 02 July 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most sweeping civil rights legislation enacted since Reconstruction. Championed by President Johnson, and passed largely along sectional lines (only eight southern representatives and senators combined voted in favor of the original versions of the bill) the
Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln Washington D.C. 01 January 1863 Initially, the Civil War between North and South was fought by the North to prevent the secession of the Southern states and preserve the Union. Even though sectional conflicts over slavery had been a major cause of the war, ending slavery was not a goal
Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in response to eight white religious leaders who criticized him as an “extremist” and who urged patience and caution in the quest for civil rights. It is a powerful testament to King’s courage and faith and stands as one of the Civil Rights Movement. Letter from a Birmingham
Cordy Tindell Vivian, usually known as C. T. Vivian (born July 30, 1924), is a minister, author, and was a close friend and lieutenant of Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Vivian continues to reside in Atlanta, Georgia and most recently founded the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute, Inc. He is a
In his speech President Kennedy responds to the threats of violence and obstruction on the University of Alabama campus following desegregation attempts, explaining that the United States was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. The President asks Congress to enact legislation protecting all Americans’ voting rights, legal standing, educational opportunities, and