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Michael Brown Case: Grand Jury Delivers Findings

Michael Brown Decision Reinforces the Need For a Change In Strategy Supporters of Michael Brown across the nation wanted justice for what they saw as a violent and criminal act in the killing of the black teen. The decision of the Ferguson, MO  Grand Jury not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown has ignited a firestorm ... Read More »

Civil Rights Act

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Civil Rights Acts Most of us are familiar with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. But did you know that long before that landmark legislation, there were other Civil Rights Acts passed in the United States? Below read the history of how Civil Rights have changed over time and discover why even today, these rights are only secured through our continued ... Read More »

Where Is the New Black Power Generation?

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What Happened To The  Gains From The Black Power Movement Dissensions It was precisely at that zenith when things began to fall apart for the unified momentum of the Black Power Movement. From Africa to the Caribbean and the United States, the broad united front around the demand for black self-determination won the initial battles for home rule only to ... Read More »

Seminoles Native Americans

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Seminoles & Blacks United in Common Struggle In this article, we explore the shared struggle of African American and Seminole Native Americans in the United States. Throughout their shared history, African American and Seminole Indian Tribes have risen up together to fight against oppression. At times, the two communities came together in solidarity but kept themselves separate. At other times, ... Read More »

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The Mother of Civil Rights In California I consider myself astute and well versed in the study of Afro-American history, we have all heard of Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, and Frederick Douglas. We have learned about their amazing feats and their heroic efforts in the era of the Abolitionist Movement and the Underground Railroad. Here is the ... Read More »

African American Woman of the Civil Rights Movement

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Black Women Were Crucial to Civil Rights Movement   Whenever we see the newsreels from that time, we see black men in the room with President John F. Kennedy  or President Lyndon Johnson. We see black men in the great struggle leading the way, making the decisions, fighting the good fight. In documentaries such as PBS Eyes on the Prize, ... Read More »

Black History Timeline

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The Civil Rights Movement Black History Timeline At the midpoint of the twentieth century, African Americans once again answered the call to transform the world. The social and economic ravages of Jim Crow era racism were all-encompassing and deep-rooted. Yet like a phoenix rising from the ashes of lynch mobs, debt peonage, residential and labor discrimination, and rape, the black ... Read More »

The Will To Survive & The Equal Rights Movement

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A Fight For Equal Rights The history of the African Americans encompasses not only a persistent struggle against injustice, but remarkable service both to the black community and to the nation as a whole. In the years before the Civil War, Black abolitionists such as Frederick Douglas, and Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman fought heroically, not only to free black slaves in the North ... Read More »

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