Monthly Archives: March 2018

This day in history – March 26, 1931

In Scottsboro, Alabama, nine black teens are accused of raping two white women and almost lynched; the “Scottsboro Boys” gain national attention after their raciallbiased trial results in death sentences.” From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 25, 1965

Viola Liuzzo, a white housewife from Detroit, Michigan, is shot and killed after driving voting rights activists to Selma, Alabama. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar. “The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is proud … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 24, 1832

Creek Indians sign Treaty of Cusseta with United States, under which they are stripped of their land in Alabama; they are forcibly removed from the state by 1837. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 23, 1875

Tennessee passes laws authorizing racial discrimination in hotels, public transportation, and amusement parks. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar. “The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is proud to present A History of Racial Injustice … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 22, 1901

White woman and black man are arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, for walking and talking together on the street. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar. “The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is proud to present … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 21, 1981

After a Mobile, Alabama, jury acquits a black man of killing a white police officer, Ku Klux Klan members randomly kidnap and kill 19-year-old Michael Donald, a black man, and hang his body from a tree. From the Equal Justice … Continue reading

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This day in history – March 20, 1924

Virginia’s Eugenical Sterilization Act is signed into law and later becomes the model sterilization law for other states and for Nazi Germany. From the Equal Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar. “The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) … Continue reading

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