Selections from the Equal Justice Initiative History of Racial Injustice calendar. I’ve chosen historical items from after 1950. The last item (March 28, 1951) is well worth reading the story at the link.
From the month of March
March 3, 1991
Los Angeles police beating of Black motorist Rodney King is caught on tape.
March 7, 1965
Police use tear gas, whips, and clubs to attack supporters of Black voting rights marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama; dozens are hospitalized on “Bloody Sunday.”
March 11, 1965
Reverend James Reeb, a white supporter of Black voting rights, dies two days after he is beaten by angry white people in Selma, Alabama.
March 13, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky, police fatally shoot Breonna Taylor, an emergency room technician, in her home while executing a no-knock warrant.
Mississippi legislature votes to ratify Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery, after having rejected it in 1865.
March 28, 1951
Four white men abduct a 27-year-old Black man, Melvin Womack, from his home in Oakland, Florida, beat him, shoot him, and leave him to die days later from his injuries.