The 14th Amendment
Known As One Of The "Reconstruction Amendments," It Was Proposed June 13, 1866 And Is Considered One Of The Most Impactful Post-Civil War Laws Found In The Constitution. The 14th Amendment Was Used To Overturn The Dred Scott Decision, In Which The U.S. Supreme Court Ruled That Blacks Were Not U.S. Citizens And Had No Legal Rights As Such. It Was Used In The Mid 20th Century To Fight Legal Segregation, As In Cases Like Brown v. Board of Education.
The 14th Amendment Reads:
"No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive person of life, liberty, or property , without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Despite The 14th Amendment, America Remained Steeped In Jim Crow Laws That Systematically Discriminated Against Black Americans, Well Into The 20th Century.
"In Order For Black History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It." -- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.