When you think about slavery and the civil rights movement, what events and dates come to mind?
Exodus in 13th century BCE Egypt
Martin Luther’s 55 Thesis in 1517 Germany
Cortes in 1519 Mexico
Jamestown Virginia in 1617 America
Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 United States
Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 United States
Gandhi in 1947 India
Brown vs The Board of Education in 1954 United States
Dalai Lama in 1959 in Tibet China
Martin Luther King I Had A Dream Speech in 1963 United States
Nelson Mandela in 1994 South Africa
Captivity of belief and thought systems in 2019 Global
In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.
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