Civil Rights Bill (28 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


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.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Civil Rights Bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 27 October 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s