African American history

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  • Slave Trade

    Slave Trade
    It began in the 16th century. It was an enormous trade of Africains. The North American brought them on the coasts to produce sugar, cotton...
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    Civil War

    There was civil war opposing northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate State of America. At the end of war, the abolition of slavery and the states formed a nation were the consequences of this war.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    It was a proclamation during the civil war. It was written by Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. The proclamation is a victory against slavery
  • Jim Crow laws

    Jim Crow laws
    The laws required the segregation of races into the public spaces across the nation. They were promulgated by Jim Crow.
  • The creation of the NAACP

    The creation of the NAACP
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored people was an American association promotes equality beetween black people and white people. It wanted to eliminate all forms of discrimination.
  • Rosa Park refused to leave her seat

    Rosa Park refused to leave her seat
    She didn't accept to leave her seat because she didn't want to move and to give up her seat to give her seat to a white. She was arrested by the police. She has become an iconic symbol in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Ruby Bridges was the first black girl to go to an all-white school in New Orleans

    Ruby Bridges was the first black girl to go to an all-white school in New Orleans
    After the school, she was escorted by the police because many racist and pro-segregation demonstrators were protesting against the fact that a child. She played a role of fighter against racial segregation.
  • "I have a dream"

    "I have a dream"
    It was the Martin Luther King's speech. It was pronounced in front of 250 000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington B.C.. The speech was about the American racism.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    On TV, the speech was delivered by John F. Kennedy to adress to the American people about the Civil Rights Act. His bill would become the most ambitious racial equality piece of legislation in American history.
  • The MLK day

    The MLK day
    It's a national holyday dedicated to Martin Luther King. The bill was introduced by the 40th president of the United States : Ronald Reagen.
  • The first African American president

    The first African American president
    It was elected in 2008. He's Barack Obama, the 44th president of United States. He was notably known for having defended the rights of African American.