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On February 26, 1939, in a dramatic act of conscience, Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) when it barred the world-renowned singer Marian Anderson, an African American, from performing at its Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.
Posted by Darren Cole on February 26, 2011, under Documents, February.
Established in the years following the Civil War, the War Department’s Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands-generally known as the Freedmen’s Bureau-provided assistance to tens of thousands of former slaves making the transition from slavery to freedom. Read more at Prologue Magazine…
Posted by Darren Cole on February 7, 2011, under Documents, February.
Passed by Congress February 26, 1869, and ratified February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote.
Posted by Darren Cole on February 3, 2011, under Documents, February.
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