Learn about the case of Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, who were prosecuted because they violated a Virginia law banning interracial couples from marrying.
This is an excerpt from a January 1866 Freedmen’s Bureau report on the "wonderful state" of education for freedpeople in the South, written by Freedmen’s Bureau inspector John W. Alvord.
In January 1865, General Sherman acted on the testimony of the freedpeople of Savannah, Georgia (see the document “Savannah Freedpeople Express Their Aspirations for Freedom,” Handout 3.2), by issuing Special Field Order 15. The field order divided up land abandoned by Southern planters along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and gave it to freedpeople in 40-acre plots.
Learn about the movement to end gun violence launched by Parkland students after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.