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Click to view the schedule of events for the 1866 Memphis Massacre. It was the first large-scale racial massacre to erupt in the post-Civil War South. The massacre in Memphis played a key role in prompting Congress to enact sweeping changes to federal policies and to constitutional law.
On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously to support the democratic principle that everyone counts and everyone deserves representation, not simply those who are presently registered to vote. In Evenwel v. Abbott, the Court agreed, by a vote of 8 – 0, with all lower courts that have ruled on this case and rejected this politically driven lawsuit to exclude communities with significant populations of children and other non-voters from having any formal stake in the democratic process.
View 2016 NAACP Youth Council. The NAACP Youth & College Division is to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.
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