On Nov. 1, 1890, Mississippi became the first state to adopt restrictions denying Blacks the right to vote. According to the new ‘understanding’ legislation, African Americans were permitted to vote only if they could read and interpret the Constitution of the United States.
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- Brush with Catastrophe: The Day the U.S. Almost Nuked ItselfToday’s post comes from Michael J. Hancock, an archives technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. There was a time when the greatest threat during the Cold War was a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union. But for a moment during those tension-filled years, the United States almost nuked itself. The U.S. narrowly … Continue reading Brush with Cat […]