February 6, 1902 ~ A mob of white people seized a 19-year-old black man, Thomas Brown, from jail and lynched him on the courthouse lawn after he was accused of assault in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
February 5, 1917 ~ Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 to keep out Asian, Mexican, and Mediterranean people, and those with mental or physical disabilities or criminal records,
Click Link below to play graphic. https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/1619-african-slavery-history-maps-routes-interactive-graphic/ Homework 1: Monday 31 Read 1664-1669 The Virginia Law on Baptism by Jemar Tisby Notes from reading: Black people remain the most Christian demographic in the United States yet Christianity is the “white man’s religion.” White Christians deliberately used religion to strengthen a racial caste system. 1667 VirginiaContinue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 2”
February 4,1999 NYPD officers fatally shoot unarmed Amadou Diallo 41 times. February 4, 1846 ~ Alabama launched convict leasing at Wetumpka State Penitentiary and its inmates to private businessman.
February 3, 1956 – Autherine Juanita Lucy enrolled as a graduate student in library science at the University of Alabama, becoming the first African American ever admitted to a white public school or university in the state. She attended her first class on Friday, February 3, 1956. On Monday, February 6, 1956, riots broke outContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
February 2nd, 1893 – Sam Blow, an African American man, was lynched in Richlands, Tazewell County, because another lynching victim, John Johnson, implicated him with the murder of Mr. Hunt, a white man. Five African American men were lynched in less than three days in Richlands in relation to the murder of two white merchants,Continue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
February 1, 1965 ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more than 250 Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 250 activists to the Dallas County Courthouse in Selma, Alabama, to register to vote. All of them were arrested during the peaceful demonstration and charged with parading without a permit. In a letter written fromContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”
January 31, 1964 ~ Louis Allen, witnessed a murder of an NAACP activist by a white state legislator, was murdered in Mississippi.
January 30, 1956 ~ Dr. Martin King Jr.’s house in Montgomery, Alabama, was bombed while he spoke at a mass a meeting; King later addressed an angry crowd and asked for nonviolence.
January 29, 1908 ~ Federal court bared “mixed blood” Alaskan students from white schools unless they assimilate. January 29 1883 ~ In Pace v. Alabama, U. S. Supreme Court upheld law criminalizing interracial sex and marriage.