BLACK HISTORY-THURGOOD MARSHALL

Marshall named Thoroughgood on July 2 to Norma and William Marshall in Baltimore, Maryland; shortens name to Thurgood in second grade. Thoroughgood Marshall becomes first African American elevated to U.S. Supreme Court (1967-1991. In 1971 Marshall and the other U.S. Supreme Court Justices guaranteed abortion rights in land-mark Roe v. Wade case. Other achievements: 1930 -Graduates from Lincoln U. (cum laude) 1934 –Graduates from Howard University School of Law (magna cum laude); begins...
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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-HIS LEGACY REVISITED

Martin Luther King Day
Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. played a pivotal role in securing voting rights for all Americans. The 'Voting Rights Act' signed into law August 6, 1965 was a landmark piece of federal legislation, meant to prohibit racial discrimination in voting. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Fast forward 2016 where voting rights are still at the forefront of the political debates, as legislative measures by state continue to threaten disenfranchisement in subtle, but damagi...
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VOTING RIGHTS A HISTORY-SUFFRAGIST

View image | gettyimages.com SUFFRAGIST , women's rights advocates that fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote in the U.S. Ironically, many opposed the 15th amendment due to language in which "sex" was deliberately replaced by "previous condition of servitude," that is, slavery. The 19th amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote was ratified August 18, 1920. Women of Color excluded, due to flaws in 14th/15th Amendments and other civil rights issues. Voting Rights Act ...
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