President Truman Sends Congress Anti-Lynching Message Feb02

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President Truman Sends Congress Anti-Lynching Message

1948 – Truman sends Congress Anti-Lynching Message
President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.

1915 – Biologist Ernest E. Just Receives Spingarn Medal
Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.
1862 – District of Columbia abolishes slavery
District of Columbia abolishes slavery