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July 28, 1917

On July 28, 1917, James Weldon Johnson organized the “Silent Parade” in New York City to protest the murder, lynching, and physical violence against African-Americans in the United States. 10,000 African-Americans marched… Continue reading

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July 21, 1959

On July 21, 1959, the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League baseball team to integrate and use a black player, Jerry “Pumpsie” Green. It had become apparent, even to the most racist of team owners and managers, that denying… Continue reading

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June 21, 1915

On June 21, 1915, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Guinn vs United States and struck down Oklahoma’s grandfather clause which had the effect of denying the right to vote to black people. When Oklahoma was admitted … Continue reading

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January 8, 2002

On January 8, 2002, George W Bush signed into U.S. law the “No Child Left Behind Act. This law was intended to improve the United States’ educational system. US evangelicals mistakenly thought it was a reference to the ‘Rapture’ and … Continue reading

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February 16, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952 the FBI arrested 10 members of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina. Their names were Early, Early Junior, Jim Bob, Billy Bob, Bubba, Bubba Bob, Junior, Bubba Bob Junior, Bubba Bob Senior, … Continue reading

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August 29, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He was … Continue reading

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January 15, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 – President Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of January. He did so unwillingly because the proposed law was passed … Continue reading

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