James Cameron | Lynching Survivor, Founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

James Cameron went on to found NAACP chapters in Madison, Wisconsin, Munchie and South Bend, Indiana.  In 1998, Cameron founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum to showcase the history of lynching.

Laurence Fishburne | Famous Actor, Director, Executive Producer

Laurence John Fishburne III was born on July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia. He is a famous actor, director, executive producer and writer. 

Fourteenth Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment, which granted citizenship and equal rights to African Americans took effect on July 28th, 1868.  Although the Fourteenth Amendment was sent to Congress for ratification on June 16, 1866 it was not officially enforced until July 28th, 1868.