U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Scottsboro Case Mar25

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Today in Black History     1932 – The United States Supreme Court overturned the conviction of the Scottsboro Boys. Nine Black young men were convicted of raping two White women on a train in Alabama. The boys were denied legal counsel until the day of the trial. The prosecution...

Dred Scott Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Mar06

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    1857 – Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court Dred Scott decision by U.S. Supreme Court opened Northern territory to slavery and denied citizenship to American Blacks. 1775 – Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were Prince Hall and fourteen other Blacks were...

Rodney King Beaten by LAPD Mar03

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    1991 – Rodney King is beaten by a group of white policemen in Los Angeles, Calif Rodney King is beaten by a group of white policemen in Los Angeles, Calif 1932 – Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on this day. Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on this day. 1821...

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Passes by the House of Representatives Jan31

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1865 – Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.  The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865. The vote in the House...

Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman Jan26

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[ad#336×280] 1948 – Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by Preside Executive Order 9981, to end segregation in US Armed Forces is signed by President Harry Truman 1893 – First Black American woman aviator, Bessie Coleman was born, 1893 First...

Constance Baker Motley Sworn in as Federal Judge Jan25

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    1966 – Constance Baker Motley Constance Baker Motley – becomes the first african american woman to be appointed to a federal judgeship 1980 – Black Entertainment Television – BET Black Entertainment Television {BET} – first black owned company to be...

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