Daughter, Lodoilska (Aimee), was born

1872

1870 15th Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, securing the right to vote for all adult black males; first US census to list African Americans by name. Senator John W. Stephens, of Caswell County, NC is murdered by the KKK in his courthouse.

Daughter, Lodoilska (Aimee), was born

1870 15th Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, securing the right to vote for all adult black males; first US census to list African Americans by name. Senator John W. Stephens, of Caswell County, NC is murdered by the KKK in his courthouse.

 

1871 Investigation by Tourgee, as Judge in Guilford County, NC leads to the indictments of sixty-three Klan members, including many from leading families, for atrocities

(Online letter of Tourgee in 1870 at: http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/28/29256/timeline/docs/sources/theme_primarysources_Civil_Rights_5.html)

Early Canadiana Online resource comparing atrocities of South to treatment of Irish by British

http://www.canadiana.org/view/9_07186_5_1/0128

Ku Klux Klan Act passed by Congress, giving the federal government the authority to punish violations of civil rights and to authorize use of military to enforce protections; Pres. Grant establishes martial law in South Carolina and suspends writ of habeas corpus.

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