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  • Justice John Marshall Harlans Difficulties and Illnesses
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    Justice John Marshall Harlan's Difficulties and Illnesses

    Amelia Newcomb, the great-great-granddaughter of Justice John Marshall Harlan, discussed difficulties in his life. She was interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases series, this one…

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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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  • Justice John Marshall Harlan High School
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    Justice John Marshall Harlan High School

    Amelia Newcomb, a great-great-granddaughter of Justice John Marshall Harlan, talked about a San Antonio, Texas, high school named after her ancestor and what it meant to his legacy. Ms. Newcomb…

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  • Justice John Marshall Harlan and His HalfBrother Robert Harlan
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    Justice John Marshall Harlan and His Half-Brother Robert Harlan

    Kate Dillingham, a great-great-granddaughter of Justice John Marshall Harlan, talked about the justice’s African American half-brother, Robert Harlan. Ms. Dillingham was interviewed as part of…

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  • Justice Harlans Inspiration for Writing Civil Rights Cases Dissent
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    Justice Harlan's Inspiration for Writing Civil Rights Cases Dissent

    Kate Dillingham and Amelia Newcomb, the great-great-granddaughters of Justice John Marshall Harlan, told their version of a story passed down through the generations of their family. The story…

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  • Edna Medford on Frederick Douglasss Reaction to Civil Rights Cases Decision
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    Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass's Reaction to Civil Rights Cases Decision

    Historian Edna Medford talked about abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, including his speech at Lincoln Hall in…

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  • Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass and Senator Charles Sumner
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    Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass and Senator Charles Sumner

    Historian Edna Medford talked about abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s relationship with Senator Charles Sumner and their work on the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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