Civil Rights Bill

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

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.

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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 21 December 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s