“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