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Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist and recognized as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus, December 1955, triggered a wave of protests that reverberated throughout the United States and redire…

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This video is about the forgotten story of Claudette Colvin and her civil rights case against the city of Montgomery.

Claudette Colvin is an pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to…

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Short History stories about Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and Sugar Ray Robinson along with their contributions to Boxing History.

Jack Johnson was a professional boxer, who began the first African American to become heavyweight champion and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all t…

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Short History stories about Rosa Parks, Bayard Rustin, and A. Philip Randolph along with their contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist, who helped spark the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on …

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This is a video explaining the Tulsa Massacre

During the early 20th century, Tulsa was recognized nationally for its African American community known as the Greenwood District. It was home to a thriving business district and surrounding residential area that earned it the nickname “Black Wall Stre…

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This video is about the historic case of Brown vs the Board of Education.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case in which the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Educatio…

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This video is about the All Black 761st Tank Battalion

The 761st Tank Battalion known as the “Black Panthers” were one of the three United States Army segregated combat tank battalion to serve during World War II. The unit spend over 183 consecutive days in combat.

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This video is about the Tuskegee Airmen during World War 2

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group African Americans who enlisted to become America's first black military airmen, during a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked the intelligence courage and skill for military se…

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21 years after the end of the first great war with a new great war looming. A new generation of African Americans had to decide if fighting for democracy abroad would offer them another chance for equality at home. This is a story about the experiences of 1.2 million African American soldiers durin…

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. This is the story of how that organization was created.

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On November 10, 1898 a mob angry over what they called “Negro Rule” overthrew the elected government in Wilmington, North Carolina. This is the story of the only successful coup d’état ever to take place on American soil.

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Bayard Rustin worked with A. Philip Randolph and helped to organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to strengthen Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership and taught King about nonviolence; he later served as an organizer for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, abolitionist and feminist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She went on to become an integral in the early civil rights movement.

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Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” Plessy is widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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This video is an explanation of Jim Crow in American

Jim Crow were state and local laws and etiquette that enforced racial segregation and affected every aspect of African American's lives.

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Reconstruction was a time period from around 1865-1877, it was an effort to reintegrate Southern states back in the union as well as define 4 million newly-freed African Americans’ place in American society.

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This video is an explanation of the death Emmett Till

Emmett Louis Till, was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted…

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This video is an explanation of the death Emmett Till and the fight for justice for Mamie Till Mobley

Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley was an American educator who was forced in to life as an activist, after her son Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955.
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An Explanation of the life of Jim Beckwourth

James Pierson Beckwourth was an American mountain man, fur trader, and explorer.

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Dec. 19, 2021

Where is Lloyd Gaines?

Lloyd Lionel Gaines was the plaintiff in Gaines v. Canada, one of the most important early court cases in the 20th-century U.S. civil rights movement, later he would go missing never to be seen again.

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Crawford Goldsby was a 19th-century American outlaw, known by the alias Cherokee Bill.

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This is an explanation of the sociological study of African Americans by W.E.B Du Bois.

The Philadelphia Negro is a sociological study of African Americans in Philadelphia written by W. E. B. Du Bois. Commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania and published in 1899 with the intent of identify…

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An explanation of the Life of Bass Reeves

In the Netflix movie, The Harder They Fall, The Nat love gang finds an unlikely ally in the U.S. deputy marshal Bass Reeves who is played by Delroy Lindo, who helps him hunt down Rufus Buck. The real Bass Reeves very similar to his movie counterpart, He th…

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