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Black History 365: March 30

Today is March 30. This is what happened on this day…

1870: the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. 102 more words

Culture

Lincoln Defines America

A century and a half ago today, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. He then took the podium and gave his second inaugural address, the words of which are immortalized on the Lincoln Memorial today. 673 more words

Memory

Three speeches and a bump on the road to a more perfect union

In our journey toward a more perfect union, we have witnessed cycles of history since Abraham Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history 150 years ago. 1,185 more words

U.S. Constitution

That Pesky XVth Amendment Thing...

Section 1

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude — 15 more words

News & Notes

The Odd Start of Our Present Political System

There have many Political Parties in the history of the United States, but the present ones of interest are the Democrats and the Republicans. The Democrats, as we know them today, effectively started in 1828. 429 more words

Presidential Elections

The Beginnings of the Women's Rights Movement

In the 18th and 19th century women had no legal rights when they married. Women were considered “Feme Covert” or a woman covered. When a woman married she fell under the laws of coverture in which a woman’s legal rights become her husband’s. 276 more words

United States Constitution

"Blacking Out The Vote": Republicans Impose Second-Class Citizenship On People Who Threaten The Status Quo

Voters are facing an ugly surprise on their way to the voting booth on Tuesday. What most people don’t realize is that since 2006, some 34 state legislatures have worked diligently to chip away at the fundamental right to vote — and overwhelmingly, people of color are the target. 750 more words

Racism