Today in History: Congress Cracks Down on Civil Rights for Blacks

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Example of a Montgomery March held as part of blacks civil rights

On this day in 1868, Congress cracks down on civil rights for blacks.

Congress readmitted North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and Florida on condition “that the constitutions of these states shall never be amended or changed, as to deprive any citizen or class of citizens of the United States, the right to vote in said states that are entitled to vote by the constitutions thereof herein recognized.”

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