List of landmark African-American legislation

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This is a list of landmark legislation, court decisions, executive orders, and proclamations in the United States significantly affecting African Americans.

Congressional Legislation[edit]

Bills not passed[edit]

Bills signed into law[edit]

U.S. Constitution[edit]

Constitutional Clauses[edit]

Ratified Amendments[edit]

Unratified or Proposed Amendments[edit]

Federal court decisions[edit]


Executive Orders and Proclamations[edit]

Federal bureaucracy[edit]

Important Organizations and Individuals[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Equal Employment Opportunity Act Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc". Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  2. ^ "Summary of H.R. 5689 (97th): Civil Rights Act of 1982". Retrieved 2020-07-16.