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BHM: Today...History Continues

Although Black History Month is officially over...here at the Daily Affair we continue to educate ourselves.
Today:
FYI 1784: Black Code - Connecticut is passed:
"All slaves born after March 1 would become free upon reaching age 25." In 1797 the age for attaining freedom is lowered to 21.
Black Codes was a name given to laws passed by southern governments established during the presidency of Andrew Johnson. These laws imposed severe restrictions on freed slaves such as prohibiting their right to vote, forbidding them to sit on juries, limiting their right to testify against white men, carrying weapons in public places and working in certain occupations.

Happy Birthday 1927:Singer, actor, humanitarian Harry Belafonte is born in New York City. ("Bright Road" and "Carmen Jones"...2 films he stared in with Dorothy Dandridge.) He uses his popularity as an entertainer to fight racism around the world.


Remember In 1991 the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers following a car chase is recorded on video film by a bystander. Which in-turn triggered the LA Riots of 1992.



contensupplementeded by: http://www.momentsinblackhistory.com/index.cfm, http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASblackcodes.htm
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