Day in the History of Racial Injustice

January 21, 1948 ~ Senator James Eastland of Mississippi led a successful campaign to block an anti-lynching bill, which would have held members of lynch mobs and local law enforcement officers accountable for their role in racial terror lynchings.

Between 1865 and 1950, more than 6,500 Black women, men, and children were killed in racial terror lynchings throughout the U.S.

January 21, 1804 ~ Virginia legislature passed a law outlawing all nighttime meetings of enslaved people; such unlawful assemblies were made punishable by up to 20 lashes.

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