“To Fulfill These Rights” Commencement Address at Howard University

Source: Lyndon B. Johnson, Commencement Address at Howard University: "To Fulfill These Rights." Online by…

“We’re On Our Way”

Source: Fannie Lou Hamer, “We’re On Our Way,” Speech before a mass meeting held at…

The Civil Rights Act, 1964

Source: Document A: John F. Kennedy, “Radio and Television Report to the American People on…

“Birmingham Manifesto”

Source: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 10 (July, 1963), 2, 4, available…

To Secure These Rights :The Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights

Source: To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (Washington,…

Along This Way

Source: James Weldon Johnson, Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson (New York:…

Final Report on Negro Subversion

Source: RG165, Records of the War Department, General Staff, Military Intelligence Division, File 10218-361-1, pages…

Open Letters to Woodrow Wilson

Source: Editorial: “An Open Letter to Woodrow Wilson,” The Crisis (March 1913): 236–37; Editorial: “Another…

Atlanta Exposition Address

Source: Booker T. Washington, Cotton States Exposition, Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection, and Susan B. Anthony…

The Race Problem in America

Source: Alexander Crummell, The Race Problem in America (Washington, DC: William R. Morrison, 1889), available…

Dred Scott v. Sandford

Source: 60 U.S. 393, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/60/393. Mr. Chief Justice Taney delivered the opinion of the court.…

Plan of Union

Source: Worthington C. Ford, et al., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, 34 vols.…

Account of the Boston Massacre

Source: William Tudor, ed., Deacon Tudor’s Diary…. (Boston: Wallace Spooner, 1896), 30–34. https://archive.org/details/deacontudorsdiar00tudo/page/n79 On Monday…

Draft of The Declaration of Independence

Source: H. A. Washington, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, 9 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Taylor…

Poems

Source: Phyllis Wheatley, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (London, 1773), available at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45465/on-being-brought-from-africa-to-america…

“‘Equal Rights’ for Women: Wrong Then, Wrong Now”

Source: Phyllis Schlafly, “’Equal Rights” for Women: Wrong Then, Wrong Now,” Los Angeles Times, April…

“Now We Can Begin”

Source: The Liberator, December 1920. Most women will agree that August 23, the day when…

“Should Women Be Executed?”

Source: Albany Law Journal 54, no. 20 (November 14, 1896): 309–10. . . . The question…

Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women

Source: National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, Some Reasons Why We Oppose Votes for Women .…

“Lynch Law in America”

Source: The Arena 23 (January 1900): 15–24. Our country's national crime is lynching. It is…

Marital Power Exemplified

Source: Elizabeth Packard, Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard’s Trial . . . (Chicago: Clarke…

“An Address on Female Suffrage”

Source: Catharine E. Beecher, Woman’s Profession as Mother and Educator, with Views in Opposition to…

Consistent Democracy

Source: Consistent Democracy. The Elective Franchise for Women. Twenty-Five Testimonies of Prominent Men (Worcester, 1858),…

Voter Qualification Law

Source: November 16, 1807, §1, Acts 32nd General Assembly of New Jersey, 1st sitting, ch. 2, p.…

Downes v. Bidwell

Source: Downes v. Bidwell, 182 U.S. 244 (1901), available at https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/182/244/. We have removed in-text references to…

Proclamation

Source: “Proclamation of the Vigilance Committee of San Francisco, June 9, 1856,” in San Francisco…

Matal v. Tam

Source: 582 U.S. https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1293. JUSTICE ALITO announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the…

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association

Source: 564 U.S. 786, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/08-1448.ZS.html. JUSTICE SCALIA delivered the opinion of the Court. We consider…

Snyder v. Phelps

Source: 562 U.S. 443, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/09-751.ZS.html. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court. .…

Morse v. Frederick

Source: 551 U.S. 393, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/06-278.ZS.html. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court. .…

Virginia v. Black

Source: 538 U.S. 343, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/01-1107.ZS.html. JUSTICE O'CONNOR announced the judgment of the Court and delivered…

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale

Source: 530 U.S. 640, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/99-699.ZO.html. CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court. Petitioners[1]…

Texas v. Johnson

Source: 491 U.S. 397, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/491/397. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court. . .…

Bethel School District v. Fraser

Source: 478 U.S. 675, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/478/675. CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court. We…

Roberts v. United States Jaycees

Source: 468 U.S. 609, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/468/609. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court. This case…

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation v. Public Service Commission

Source: 447 U.S. 557, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/447/557. This case presents the question whether a regulation of the…

Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation

Source: 438 U.S. 726, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/438/726. JUSTICE STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court and an…

Miller v. California

Source: 413 U.S. 15, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/413/15. CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court. This…

Branzburg v. Hayes

Source: 408 U.S. 665, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/408/665. Opinion of the Court by MR. JUSTICE WHITE, announced by…

New York Times Co. v. United States

Source: 403 U.S. 713, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/403/713. PER CURIAM We granted certiorari[1] in these cases in which…

Cohen v. California

Source: 403 U.S. 15, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/403/15. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court. This case…

Brandenburg v. Ohio

Source: 395 U.S. 444, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/395/444. PER CURIAM. The appellant,[1] a leader of a Ku Klux…

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Source: 393 U.S. 503, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/393/503. JUSTICE FORTAS delivered the opinion of the Court. The district…

New York Times Company v. Sullivan

Source: 376 U.S. 254, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/376/254. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court. We are…

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. State of Alabama

Source: 357 U.S. 449, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/357/449. Mr. Justice HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court. We…

Beauharnais v. Illinois

Source: 343 U.S. 250, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/343/250. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court. The petitioner…

Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire

Source: 315 U.S. 568, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/315/568. JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court. Appellant, a…

Near v. Minnesota

Source: 283 U.S. 697, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/283/697. CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court. Chapter…

Whitney v. California

Source: 274 U.S. 357, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/274/357. JUSTICE SANFORD delivered the opinion of the Court. . .…

Gitlow v. New York

Source: 268 U.S. 652, https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/268/652. JUSTICE SANFORD delivered the opinion of the Court. Benjamin Gitlow…
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