Civil Rights Bill (28 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Context

On 29 April, Congress approved the first civil rights bill for blacks since the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction (1865-1877). The bill was aimed at protecting voting rights.

Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Civil Rights Bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5648, accessed 06 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s