Saturday, September 3, 2022
On this day in 1921, the state of Alabama adopted a state constitution that codified disenfranchising the Black vote, segregating schools and prohibiting interracial marriages. The pesky 14th Amendment caused them to hide these systems in “race-neutral’ language, but they actually instituted statewide trainings to make the systems work against Black Alabamans.
- Amend: The Fight for America trailer. Go to YouTube or watch on Netflix this student-friendly series that chronicles the evolving, often lethal, fight for equal rights in this country through the lens of the 14th Amendment.