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Jul
26
Fri
all-day Segregation Ends in Armed Forces...
Segregation Ends in Armed Forces...
Jul 26 all-day
Segregation Ends in Armed Forces (1948)
July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981 to end segregation in the Armed Services
Aug
6
Tue
all-day Voting Act of 1965 Signed
Voting Act of 1965 Signed
Aug 6 all-day
Voting Act of 1965 Signed
August 6, 1965: President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent the use of literacy tests as a voting requirement. It also allowed federal examiners to review voter qualifications and federal observers to monitor polling places.
Aug
23
Fri
all-day International Day for the Rememb...
International Day for the Rememb...
Aug 23 all-day
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 23 is UNESCO’S International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This day pays tribute to all those who fought for freedom, and, in their name, to continue teaching about their story and the values therein. Today is meant to inspire us in the fight against all forms of servitude, racism, prejudice, racial discrimination and
Aug
26
Mon
all-day Women’s Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day
Aug 26 all-day
Women’s Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was first celebrated in 1973 and
Aug
28
Wed
all-day March On Washington (1963)
March On Washington (1963)
Aug 28 all-day
March On Washington (1963)
August 28, 1963: Approximately 250,000 people take part in The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Martin Luther King gives the closing address in front of the Lincoln Memorial and states, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men

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