Day in the History of Racial Injustice

AP, STF

January 22, 1883 ~ U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Harris limited Congressional authority to criminalize racial terrorism, including violent acts by the Ku Klux Klan.

The Court’s decision in Harris, striking down the Force Act, dealt a devastating blow to congressional efforts to combat the widespread violence and terrorism targeting Black Southerners during Reconstruction and left African Americans unprotected against lynching and other violence.

https://m.openjurist.org/106/us/629

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