Firstly, I want to thank everyone who has subscribed, left comments and liked this blog. The support is amazing and it’s been a great couple of months for Voices Unsilenced.
Secondly, there will not be a post this coming Sunday (May 31st). As you are reading this I will be on a plane to Miami to celebrate my birthday. Regular posts will resume on June 6th, but this week I just want to relax on the beach and drink cocktails.
See you all next week.
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Continue reading
“The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren.
“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, colour or previous condition of servitude.” Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“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 sex.” Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Continue reading
“Let us mark this day in remembrance of who we are and how far we have travelled.” President Barack Obama’s 2008 Inaugural Address. Continue reading
“The assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority.” Opinion of the Court delivered by Justice Henry Billings Brown. Continue reading
“This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.” President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863)
“So far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” Opinion of the court delivered by Chief Justice Taney.
2015 marks the anniversary of a number of important events in African-American history. It’s been 150 years since the Thirteenth Amendment was adopted into the US Constitution, 60 years since Rosa Parks took a stand against de facto segregation and 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was put into effect. Continue reading