Tag Archives: Supreme Court
Let’s Not Let it Happen Again
John Marshall Harlan
In many peoples eyes, John Marshall Harlan did not accomplish much in his life. In fact, he didn’t do much to change the course of history either. However, when you look at this man, you must acknowledge him for being … Continue reading
The Great Dissenter
John Marshall Harlan was an associate justice on the Supreme Court. He wrote many dissents that supported equal rights for blacks. He is known for being the only dissenting voice in the Civil Rights Cases(1883) and Plessy v. Ferguson(1896). The … Continue reading
Power to the People!
Eric Foner discusses many types of freedoms in chapter 15, but the one thing that really caught my attention was freedom that allowed blacks to hold offices. During reconstruction about 2,000 African Americans occupied public offices. Since the 15th amendment … Continue reading