This Day at Law

New Zealand women become the first to vote in a national election

On November 28, 1893, women voted in New Zealand elections, becoming the first to participate in a national election anywhere in the world.

Ku Klux Klan trials began in South Carolina

On November 28, 1871, Ku Klux Klan trials began in US District Court in South Carolina as part of a federal effort to halt growing White violence in the former Confederate states. Read a book review of Lou Faulkner Williams, The Great South Carolina Ku Klux Klan Trials, 1871-1872 (1996) and learn more about the early history of the Klan.

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