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Selma Bloody Sunday.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Selma Bloody Sunday

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1965: Supporters of black voting rights marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama are attacked by police with tear gas, whips and clubs; dozens are hospitalized on “Bloody Sunday.” From EJI Timeline On March 7, 1965, state and local police used billy clubs, whips, and tear gas to attack hundreds of civil […]

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Dred Scott (Image | Dred Scott Painting by Louis Schultze, 1998 Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis )

2 Day in Civil Rights: the awful Dred Scot SCOTUS decision

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1857: U.S. Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sanford rules that people of African American descent can not be U.S. citizens, are not protected by the Constitution, and have no standing to sue in federal courts. From EJI Timeline Supreme Court Rules Black People Are Not Citizens On March 6, 1857, […]

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President prematurely ends reconstruction and protection of blacks in the South.

2 Day in Civil Rights: a premature end to reconstruction

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1842: This week, Maryland law provides punishment of up to 20 years in prison for any African American found with an antislavery publication in his or her possession. From EJI Timeline President Hayes Elected in Political Deal That Ends Reconstruction On March 5, 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was inaugurated as the […]

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Racial bias found in Ferguson, Missouri police department.

2 Day in Civil Rights: racial bias found in police and court in Ferguson, MO

From 2019 EJI Calendar 2015: U.S. Department of Justice finds pervasive racial bias within police department and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri, including targeting black people for stops, arrests and uses of force. From EJI Timeline On March 4, 2015, the Federal Department of Justice released a comprehensive investigative report looking into police behaviors and […]

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The real Green Book.

The real Green Book

The Documentary Highlighting the Real Green Book From THE ATLANTIC by Hanna Giorgis In 1936, a black postal worker named Victor Hugo Green published the first edition of The Negro Motorist Green Book. At the time, the segregation-era guide was meant to direct black New York City residents to businesses they could frequent without facing […]

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Idaho interracial marriage ban, 1921.

2 Day in Civil Rights: 1921 interracial marriage ban

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1921: Idaho bans marriage between black and white people even though the state’s population is less than .02% African American. From EJI Timeline Idaho Strengthens Interracial Marriage Ban On March 1, 1921, Idaho amended its anti-miscegenation law to include additional restrictions on interracial marriage. Idaho passed its first anti-miscegenation law in […]

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Mississippi Interracial Dating.

Interracial dating in Mississippi

Mississippi landlord evicts couple from RV park after learning they were an interracial couple. The Clarion-Ledger. Interracial dating increased 40 percent in the U.S. What about Mississippi? From THE CLARION LEDGER by Sarah Fowler Interracial dating may draw criticism — like that of a young Mississippi couple that led to a mother to defend her daughter […]

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South seeks to end 1965 voting rights protections.

2 Day in Civil Rights: South seeks to end voting rights protections

From 2019 EJI Calendar 2013: Alabama officials argue before U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby v. Holder that Voting Rights Act of 1965’s protections are no longer needed to prevent discrimination.  The Court later agrees. From EJI Timeline Despite adoption in 1870 of the Fifteenth Amendment barring racial discrimination in voting, Southern states and others used […]

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