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The Right To Vote

The Right To Vote


After the Civil War, some white citizens used a variety of tactics to prevent African Americans from voting...

Tags: African Americans | South Carolina
Peonage in Alabama


May 1903

Peonage became a way of life in the South soon after the Civil War, with thousands of freedmen and poor whites...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama
Travesty Upon Justice

"Travesty Upon Justice..."

May 1903

Although they did not want their names brought up in any investigations of civil rights violations, some Southerners...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama
Robinson v. Memphis and Charleston Railroad

Railroad Lawsuit


In 1875 the strongest Civil Rights Act of the nineteenth century passed in Congress guaranteeing equal access to public facilities...

Tags: African Americans | Railroads | Tennessee
Leo M. Frank

Leo Frank


Leo Frank, a Jewish American, was the superintendant of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta when he was accused of murdering...

Tags: Georgia | Jewish Americans
Train Porters

Train Porters


In 1920, several African American train car porters filed suit against Southern Railroad Lines to be paid in accordance with the scope of duties...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia | Railroads
Equal Pay for Black Teachers

Equal Pay

February 6, 1945

When they returned to the classroom after their service in World War II, many African American teachers were inspired to gain equality of pay ...

Tags: African Americans | South Carolina
Briggs v. Elliott

Briggs v. Elliott


In 1947, Harry and Eliza Briggs were concerned parents in Summerton, South Carolina because their children were not afforded the opportunity...

Tags: African Americans | South Carolina
Desegregation at UGA

Desegregating UGA


In September 1960, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, two African American high school classmates from Atlanta, filed suit against...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia
James Meredith

James Meredith & Ole Miss


In the same month that Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes matriculated to the University of Georgia (January 1961), another African American student...

Tags: African Americans | Mississippi