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Civil Rights Act of 1964: In Pursuit of Equality

Introduction On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the country in a televised speech that argued emphatically for a more robust Civil Rights Act. “This nation, for...

The Red Summer: Summer of Racial Discontent

Background In 1910, Black families began moving from the rural south, where Jim Crow laws institutionalized discrimination, to industrialized northern cities. This movement, calle...

Department of Justice: Justice for All?

Introduction The United States government is split into three branches: the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. You may have heard that it is the job of the legislative...