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President Obama applauded Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel during the Holocaust remembrance ceremony yesterday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
In a presidential proclamation on the White House website, Barack Obama has lauded what he calls “the determination and dedication” of the LGBT movement by
proclaiming June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride
“The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress,” Obama states in the official proclamation, “but there is more to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.”
SLAVES WORKED IN THE COTTON FIELDS FROM
SUN UP TO SUN DOWN WITH NOT PAY
SLAVES WERE BEATEN FOR BEING BLACK
lynching and murders before and after
Sen. Coggs said, “The signing of this bill on the date of December 1st is particularly significant because on this day 54 years ago, Rosa
Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a
white rider in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks and the civil disobedience
she inspired sparked a national movement that climaxed with passage of
the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Wisconsin is the 32nd state to recognize
Governor Deval Patrick shook hands with children after signing a
proclamation on Juneteenth in Dorchester yesterday. Massachusetts
follows 24 states that have recognized the date.
Harriet Tubman with escaped slaves at an
Harriet Tubman, often called the “conductor” of the
14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” By directly mentioning the role of the states, the 14th Amendment greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.
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Look for particular voyages in this database of documented slaving expeditions. Create listings, tables, charts, and maps using
information from the database.
Slaves on documented voyages represent four-fifths of the number who were actually transported. Use the interactive estimates page
to analyze the full volume and multiple routes of the slave trade.
This database identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin, and place of embarkation.
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