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Civil War -The fate of the enslaved people in the United States would divide the nation
Underground Railroad -The earliest mention of the Underground Railroad came in 1831 when slave Tice Davids escaped from Kentucky into Ohio and his owner blamed an “underground railroad” for helping Davids to freedom
Montgomery Bus Boycott - On December 1, 1955, African American seamstress Rosa Parks was commuting home on Montgomery’s Cleveland Avenue bus from her job at a local department store. She was seated in the front row of the “colored section.” When the white seats filled, the driver, J. Fred Blake, asked Parks and three others to vacate their seats. The other black riders complied, but Parks refused
Selma to Montgomery March - Voter Registration efforts in Alabama nearly 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the SCLC decided to make Selma, located in Dallas County, Alabama, the focus of a black voter registration campaign
Martin Luther King, Jr - On the night of January 27, 1956, when he was just 27 years old, Martin Luther King Jr. received a threatening phone call that would cause his life to change forever.
Bessie Coleman- The first Licensed African American female pilot.
Interracial Marriage- The United States banned Interracial marriage in 1664 and was overturned in 1967.
Quakers- AKA “The Society of Friends,” has a long history of abolition. But it was four Pennsylvania Friends from Germantown who wrote the initial protest in the 17th century.
The Fugitive Slave Acts- Federal laws that allowed for the capture and return of runaway enslaved people within the territory of the United States. Enacted by Congress in 1793, the first Fugitive Slave Act authorized local governments to seize and return escapees to their owners and imposed penalties on anyone who aided in their flight.
The Greensboro sit-in - Civil rights protest that started in 1960, when young African American students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and refused to leave after being denied service.
African Renaissance - The African Renaissance is the concept that African people and nations shall overcome the current challenges confronting the continent and achieve cultural, scientific, and economic renewal.
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