Trivia: 14th Amendment Certified

On this day in 1868, Secretary of State William H. Seward issued an official proclamation that certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This Constitutional amendment gave the former African-American slaves U.S. citizenship, thereby overturning the Dred Scott decision. It also granted due process under the law.

Random Quote for July 2, 2020

“Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.”~Thurgood Marshall American lawyer, civil rights activist, and first African-American justice to the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall was born on this day in 1908.

Random Quote for June 22, 2020

“I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.”~Octavia E. Butler American science fiction author Octavia E. Butler was born on this day in 1947.