SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Kate Masur
New vote suppression bills in multiple states threaten to return the United States not to the Jim Crow era but to the period before the Civil War and Reconstruction when civil and political rights were protected or denied according to state politics.
SOURCE: American Civil War Museum
The presence of new citizens in the form of formerly enslaved people forced Congress to consider what citizenship and voting actually meant.
by Alan Singer
February 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution declaring “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.”
SOURCE: NY Times
by Jamelle Bouie
The most radical Radical Republicans had a better idea of how to cast the 15th Amendment. We should have listened to them.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Tiffany Mitchell Patterson
Here are some suggestions for educators and others interested in learning more about that time period.
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- Discovery of Human Footprints Pushes Back Date of Earliest Humans in Americas
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- George Holliday Dies at 61, Taped LAPD Beating of Rodney King
- Charles Sellers, 98, Historian Who Upset the Postwar Consensus, Dies
- The Curious Task of Preserving Darwin's Beans and Butterflies
- Local Professor Building History of San Diego's Japanese Americans
- Art History Prof. Recognizes Lost Masterpiece in Local Church
- Rebel is Right: Reassessing the Cultural Revolution