The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which established the citizenship of African Americans and guaranteed due process of law, was ratified on July 28, 1868.
"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
CRAFTIES: Pretty, quilted tree skirt, knit stole pattern, circle skirt - I want one!
Hurray! We get to take my precious nephew with us to the coast! I am elated - he'll/we'll have such fun!