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  • Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom
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    Voting Rights and Historians in the Courtroom

    Clemson University history Professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness for plaintiffs in voting rights cases in South Carolina and Texas. Professor Burton also…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case Civil Rights Cases of 1883
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Civil Rights Cases of 1883

    Howard Law School Dean Danielle Holley-Walker and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow talked about Civil Rights Cases (1883). In the group of five consolidated cases, the Supreme Court…

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  • Discussion Focuses on the 13th Amendment and Mass Incarceration
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    13th Amendment and Mass Incarceration

    Panelists looked at the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, and examined its relationship to issues of today’s criminal justice system. They discussed…

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  • Reconstruction Amendments and the Federal Judiciary
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    Reconstruction Amendments and the Federal Judiciary

    Judges talked about the impact of the Reconstruction Amendments on both legal history and their personal careers in the federal judiciary. They spoke about examples from desegregation and…

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  • Scope of the Reconstruction Amendments
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    Scope of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars talked about the original intent and scope of the 13th and 14th Amendments. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed…

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  • 13th Amendment at 150
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    13th Amendment at 150

    In commemoration of the 13th amendment’s 150th anniversary, a panel of scholars talked about the amendment’s legacy. The states ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in December 1865 -…

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  • Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments
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    Influence of the Reconstruction Amendments

    Historians and legal scholars discuss the influence of the 13th and 14th Amendments on modern American society. These were ratified during the Reconstruction era and dealt with rights for freed…

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  • 13th Amendment 150th Anniversary Ceremony
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    150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

    President Obama and congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which formally abolished…

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