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Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around October 16, 1859

1921

West Virginia legislature enacted anti-lynching legislation

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1924

John W. Davis Democratic candidate for president

Other events that happened on or around 1924

1928

West Virginia Supreme Court desegregated Charleston library

Other events that happened on or around 1928

May 17, 1954

U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education

1955

Judge Ben Moore ruled against racial discrimination at Sky Chief Restaurant at Kanawha (now Yeager) Airport

Other events that happened on or around 1955

Aug 11, 1958

The Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, launched a sit-in movement at several Charleston lunch counters

Other events that happened on or around August 11, 1958

1964

Congress passed the Civil Rights Act

Other events that happened on or around 1964


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