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“Civil Rights in Alabama.”

In this message to the United States House of Representative, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that now surround and threaten them and their constitutional rights." In their statement, the convention members describe the ways in which their political and civil rights have been ignored in Alabama and include examples of voter suppression. They also suggest amendments to recently enacted civil rights legislation.

Creator: Ulysses S. Grant
Date: 1874
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Pamphlet

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 9
Grade 5: Standard(s) 12
Grade 7 (Civics): Standard(s) 10 12
Grade 9: Standard(s) 10
Grade 10: Standard(s) 15
Grade 12 (US Government): Standard(s) 6 14

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