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This Day in History – May 17, 1954 – Brown v Board of Education bans school segregation…..

Today marks that 60th anniversary of the landmark unanimous decision by the Warren Court in the case Brown v. Board of Education, which established that segregated schools were unconstitutional. From Wikipedia.... Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, de jure racial segregation was...

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Book 5 of 2014 – Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin – Gerard Helferich

              Ok so which of these men do you recognize?? I know that I would probably have a hard time identifying any of them. Each of these four men disrupted American politics between the years 1865 to 1912. Three were successful in their assassination attempts and assassinated an US President, while the fourth made an unsuccessful attempt to kill a candidate for President. They are clockwise from 3 o'clock - Charles_J_Guiteau assassin of President James Garfield, John Wilkes Booth - President Lincoln, Leon  Czolgosz assassin of President William McKinley and finally the subject of Book...

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Today in History October 15, 1883 – A Dark Day in US Race Relations

On October 15,1883  the U.S. Supreme Court would have made many of the current justices on the Supreme Court proud, when the Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 The long title of the Act included: An act to protect all citizens in their civil and legal rights.. The result of the court's action allowed for individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race. From Wikipedia:  The Civil Rights Act of 1875 (18 Stat. 335-337), sometimes called Enforcement Act or Force Act, was a United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury service. Charles Sumner 1855   The other name...