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Slavery and religion - Wikipedia
Corwin Amendment - This amendment, passed in both Houses of Congress inFebruary, 1861, stated that Congress could pass no law outlawing existing stateinstitutions, especially slavery. Although it was intended as a compromisemeasure to keep the southern states in the Union, it was never approved by thestates as the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
Up from Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915
Constitution, Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court, said that the Constitution was "defective from the start." He point out that the framers had left out a majority of Americans when they wrote the phrase, "We the People." While some members of the Constitutional Convention voiced "eloquent objections" to slavery, Marshall said they "consented to a document which laid a foundation for the tragic events which were to follow."