Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States, was born October 5, 1829. Prior to becoming President, he worked as a lawyer who fought for equal rights. In 1855, he represented Lizzie Jennings, an African American who sued a Brooklyn streetcar company for discrimination. His victory led to a law which forbade discrimination in public transportation. He also fought—and won—the case of a slave who sued for his freedom after his master brought him into a free state. Today’s timeline worksheet is a writing prompt about discrimination.
Fits American history timeline.*
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