How African Americans fought for & won birthright citizenship 150 years before Trump tried to end it

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

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As President Trump claims that he can end birthright citizenship in the United States, we speak with professor Martha Jones about the history of the 14th Amendment, which states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Martha Jones is the author of “Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America.” She is the Society of Black Alumni presidential professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Martha Jones

    author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. She is the Society of Black Alumni presidential professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. Jones is also the co-president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

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