Black history month is celebrated from the first to the last days of February. African Americans have a long culture that they brought from the motherland and have achieved much in America. This month is dedicated to celebrating...
Civil Rights Legislation and Court Decisions
14 Civil Rights - All persons born or naturalized
in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of
the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of
the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
15 Black suffrage - 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, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Brown v. Board of Education (1954) - This landmark decision allowed for the
desegregation of schools.
Gideon v. Wainwright
(1963) - Allowed for any accused individual to have the right to an
attorney. Before this case, an attorney would only be provided by the
state if the result of the case could be the death penalty.
Heart of Atlanta v. United States (1964) - Any business that was participating in
interstate commerce would be required to follow all rules of the federal
civil rights legislation. In this case, a motel that wanted to continue
segregation was denied because they did business with people from other
Civil Rights Act of 1964 - An important piece of
legislation that stopped segregation and discrimination in public
accommodations. Further, the U.S. Attorney General would be able to help
victims of discrimination. It also forbid employers to discriminate
Twenty-Fourth Amendment (1964) - No poll taxes would be
allowed in any states. In other words, a state could not charge people to
Voting Rights Act (1965) - Probably the most successful
congressional civil rights legislation. This truly guaranteed what had
been promised in the 15th amendment: that no one would be denied the right
to vote based on race. It ended literacy tests and gave the U.S. Attorney
General the right to intervene on behalf of those who had been
Which of the following court cases or legislation dealt with interstate commerce
Can you answer these questions on black history? Learning black history is necessary to give students both the correct facts about black history and teach them to understand the contributions of the African American culture...
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Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States in the month of February. Is it also celebrated in Canada?