VIA: NewsOne.Com On Friday, President Obama signed a renewal of the executive order that assists historically black colleges. While the executive order itself follows the form of orders in previous administrations, the head of the Obama administration’s effort for the colleges said that the executive order would set off a change in philosophy on how […]
July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The signing of this act was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since reconstruction. The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion or national origin. See President Johnson’s remarks on the signing of this bill:
On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. President Kennedy had to send 5,000 federal troops after rioting broke out. Check out some footage from that day below:
Check out our gallery of African American Political Firsts. Without the work of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King none of this would be possible! Enjoy!
There are several African Americans that have made strides for us in media, check out this gallery that pays tribute to a few of those people:
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the White House? We were privileged enough to get our hands on some behind the scenes photos. Check out the gallery below: