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On This Date in Legal History

Mary Church Terrell was an African-American civil rights activist. She fought to desegregate Washington D.C. In 1949, she and others visited a segregated popular restaurant, John R. Thompson Co., Inc.  The restaurant refused to serve those who weren’t white. A … Continue reading

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Remembering Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell was an African-American civil rights activist. She fought to desegregate Washington D.C. In 1949, when she and others visited a segregated popular restaurant, John R. Thompson Co., Inc., they refused to serve those who weren’t white. A … Continue reading

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On This Date Rosa Parks Was Arrested

On this day in 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat and move to the back of a Montgomery City bus where other African Americans were seated.  Take a look at the Arrest Report at … Continue reading

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