Who were the co-founders of the NAACP? ?
Black-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP on 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. (February 12, 1909)
Who tried to introduce the ‘40 acres and a mule’ relief?
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves (February 5, 1866)
Who supported the 13th amendment?
The 13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, but intense Democrat opposition, January 31, 1865
When did lynching become a federal crime?
House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster January 26, 1922
Who introduced the 1960 Civil Right Act?
President Eisenhower informs Republican leaders of his plan to introduce 1960 Civil Rights Act, despite staunch opposition from many Democrats (February 4, 1959)