Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1875 was a United States federal law enacted during Reconstruction. It was designed to protect all citizens in their civil and legal rights, and was the last major piece of legislation related to Reconstruction passed by Congress.  The act forbade discrimination in hotels, trains, and other public spaces. It was declared unconstitutional in 1883, as protection against discrimination was not authorized by the 13th or 14th Amendments of the Constitution.

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