The Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School (1901- )

The Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School was a military base and training facility located on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa. During World War I it was the training facility for the first large group of African Americans officers to serve … Read MoreThe Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School (1901- )

(1890) Disenfranchisement Clause, The Mississippi Constitution of 1890

ARTICLE 12 – FRANCHISE Sec. 240. All elections by the people shall be by ballot. Sec. 241. Every male inhabitant of this State, except idiots, insane persons and Indians not taxed, who is a citizen of the United States, twenty-one years old and upwards, who … Read More(1890) Disenfranchisement Clause, The Mississippi Constitution of 1890

Gloucester County Conspiracy (1663)

The Gloucester County Conspiracy also known as the Servant’s Plot or Birkenhead’s Rebellion, took place in Virginia in 1663. The plan involved a rebellion of African, English, Irish, and Indian indentured servants and slaves plotting against authorities in Gloucester County, Virginia. On September 1, 1663, … Read MoreGloucester County Conspiracy (1663)

The Jaybird-Woodpecker War (1888-1889)

The Jaybird-Woodpecker War was a conflict between two political factions in Fort Bend County, Texas. The origin of the conflict can be traced back to Reconstruction when African Americans who comprised 80% of the population in the county, dominated politics. That domination was reflected in … Read MoreThe Jaybird-Woodpecker War (1888-1889)