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Civil Rights Act Passes

The last U.S. Congress of the 19th century with bi-racial Senate and House passes the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The law protects all Americans, regardless of race, in their access to public accommodations and facilities such as restaurants, theaters, trains and other public transportation, and grants the right to serve on juries. However, the law is not enforced, and the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional in 1883.

Mississippi Votes in Redeemers

Whites in Mississippi vote in a Redeemer government and more than 20 African Americans are killed in the Clinton Massacre.

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