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24th Amendment to U.S. Constitution

1964 – 24th Amendment

The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified. It abolishes poll tax, which was used as a means of preventing african americans from voting
1977 – ABC-TV begins televising the Roots mini-series (which would go on to be the most
ABC-TV begins televising the Roots mini-series (which would go on to be the most watched mini-series in history), based on Alex Haley’s book
1821 – Liberia
Minister Lott Cary left the United States leading a group of freed slaves, most of whom were members of the American Colonization Society, to colonize a small portion of West Africa. This area became known as the Republic of Liberia in 1847.
1941 – Richard Wright wins the Spingarn Medal for “Native Son”
Richard Wright wins the Spingarn Medal for “Native Son”