On February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, granting former slaves the right to vote. Section 1 of the amendment states “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” This was a landmark addition to the U.S. Constitution, but it unfortunately took almost another hundred years to truly grant voting equality to all citizens. Since February is Black History Month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of many landmark Civil Rights achievements, I thought this was a fitting Day in History post.
History Festivals & Events
This sounds like a lot of fun if you’re around the South Carolina coastal island of Hilton Head on March 28. According to an article about the event, More than a dozen sites on Hilton Head Island will be accessible by guided tour bus on March 28 for History Day, presented by the Coastal Discovery […]
Here’s an announcement about a great festival about Cherokee heritage. Looks like a great festival! It’s in Hayesville, NC on October 20. The Cherokee Homestead Exhibit will be the site of the Cherokee Heritage Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10am – 3pm. The Exhibit is located next to the Clay County Historical & […]
Take a step back in time at the Milwaukee Archaeology Fair March 9-10. There’s a huge list of speakers and activities lined up that are appropriate for kids in grades 4-12. Some of the items one the agenda include: Celebrate a Roman Holiday! Make your own Argei (and find out what they are) 14th Roman […]