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African-American history is the part of American history that discusses the Black American or African-American ethnic group. African American refers to black people from the Caribbean who migrated to the U.S. and celebrated their history during Black History Month.
First Hispanic World Heavyweight Champ John Ruiz, former two-time WBA World Heavyweight champion, although he was born in Methuen, Massachusetts.
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Yes you can shoot any shot with the backboard, sometimes people say it looks bad. It actually increases your percentage when you use the backboard. Yes, it is perfectly legal to shoot a free throw off the backboard. Some might say that it looks bad, but whatever allows you to make the free-thro…
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Rockets wear jersey patch to honor coach McHale's daughter http://nba.si.com/2012/11/27/sasha-mchale-kevin-rockets-coach-jersey-patch/
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1950 was a year of awakening for the NBA. In 1950, four black men played in the NBA: Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper, HanK DeZonie and Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton. They were the first African-Americans to play in the NBA. On October 31, 1950, Earl Lloyd, a member of the Washington Capitols, became the first A…
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Earl Lloyd and Chuck Cooper.
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60s-70s after the discrimination against African Americans.
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The first white American player to come right out of high school to play in the NBA was Robert Swift, who came out of Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, California, in 2004.
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First African Player to Attempt a Super Bowl Pass Some say Doug Williams for the Redskins, but it wasn't him. Lawrence McCutcheon of the L.A. Rams threw a touchdown pass in Super Bowl XIV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two years before McCutcheon, Cowboy running back Robert Newhouse became the …
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Charles Follis, who played with the Shelby Athletic Club between 1902-1906, is believed to be the first African American to be paid for playing football.
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%FOLLOWUPS% Dear Barbara We can help you in your quest for information on Chicago fireman, George Fuller. Is it possible that he was killed as early as 1875? Did George have a middle initial? Please email me at the above email address. This is a non-profit organization, we do not charge for resea…
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%FOLLOWUPS% I have still not seen the tunnel you refer to, however, I have spoken with a couple rail people, and the have told me that it was highly unlikely that this was a freight line due to the fact that the railroads had right of way to go above ground, and they usually avoid tunneling in ca…
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Ida B. Wells was a journalist and suffragist who helped to end lynchings by researching and publishing data about them. She also founded several womens' organisations.
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Answer Many African American troops fought bravely side-by-side with whites and expected more respect and equal treatment when they returned home. Many had learned skilled trades in the service, and looked forward to better jobs on their return. Instead, they were subjected to increased racis…
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No. In IL if you're 16/17, you have to have parental consent to get married. By the way, the age of sexual consent in IL is 17, so the young man could potentially be looking at facing charges. what if she has her parents permission in NY State
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I don't think it matters really. I am 16 and my boyfriend is 20, and we are looking to get married in Las Veags, and we looked up that all you have to have is a document confrming that your parents gave you permission. So, good luck!   As soon as you're 16 you can get married, but yeah, you s…
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Depends on the state. Written consent is required, but in some states, the parents also have to present when the license is applied for.
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15? My goodness. I have a 15 year old, and all I say is that yours must be much more mature than mine, because I wouldn't even consider giving consent for a marriage.Anyway, here's the info...In PA, if 17/16 a person can get married with parental consent. If under 16, they also need the approval of …
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You usually can't. You might be able to find out more from the place that issues marriage licenses.
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In England, 16 and 17 year olds can only marry with permission. The permission must be from all parents involved OR the couple can ask the magistrates court to grant permission instead. In Scotland, permission is not required which is why many young couples elope to Gretna Green.
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There is no state that will allow someone under the age of 18 to marry without parental consent/court approval/special circumstances.
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No, and they will have to have the consent of both parents, not just the girl's parents. In some states they could go before a judge and gets a special waiver to get married. In most cases, she would have to be pregnant in order to get such a waiver and the judge would have to agree that it was in h…
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Generally speaking having a baby constitutes a 'special circumstance' where you can get married even without parental consent (it makes the child legitimate)   It only constitutes a 'special circumstance' in handful of states, and in some of those court approval would still be required.
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Illinois is probably one of the best states for getting into trouble over underage marriage, especially when an elder is fooling(statutory) around with a minor. You had better not let anyone know that you are even dating. He will land in jail.   This is excerpted from Illinois law: "Applicant…
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Hi thereIf you are asking this question (I am Canadian) then I take it your State does not accept this without parental consent. You could get into trouble, but the worst that could happen is your parents could have the police locate you, bring you home and get a restraining order against your baby'…
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%REPLIES% Answer No. There is no state in the U.S. that will allow you marry without parental consent if you are under the age of 18. In Mississippi, you have to *21* in order to marry without parental consent. I verified this information with the county clerk's office today. The on…
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There is no state that will allow a 17-year-old to get married without parental consent/court approval/special circumstances. In one more year you'll be 18 and then you can get married in any state without parental consent, with the exception of Mississippi (where you have to be 21) and Nebraska (wh…
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New Answer 1613 Jesuit Missionary established on Mount Desert Island Missouri Compromise of 1820, which admitted Maine as the 23rd State. Great Portland Firs of 1866 Forest Fires of 1947 Aroostok War Prohibition Constitutional Amendment 1884 1724 Destruction of Norridgewock Answer M…
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The following article was published in Workers Vanguard No. 722, 29 October 1999. WV is the biweekly newspaper of the Spartacist League/U.S., American section of the ICL. New Yorkers came out in their thousands on October 23 determined to make sure the KKK didn?t ride in their city. They were mobil…
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The blacks couldn't share a bathroom drink out of the same water fountain or eat together.
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It is best to work with the law on this one. If your husband is extremely abusive, there are Women's Centres to go too. They will often help you in the direction of legal council and you need to get your husband out of your life before you start a new one.You must also have a plan (including your ch…
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In a 7-2 ruling, the US Supreme Court held the following: African-Americans could never be citizens of the United States or the individual states. African-Americans were chattel (property) according to the Constitution, and their owners were protected from losing their property under the Fifth Amend…
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If the South had not still been widely practicing slavery, and basing their culture on the institution, the primary political dispute between the regions would never have occurred and there would have been no war regardless of whether the South pursued an industrial or agricultural economy. Michael …
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Of course slavery hindered the economic development of the south. Before the Civil War, the north and south worked together to supply each other with what either region lacked. The north has a terribly short growing season, and rocky soil -- not a great way make a living trying to farm, so the north…
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Citizenship of African-Americans Before Civil WarThere were free blacks in the north and south, ( don't forget, George Washington stated in his will that his slaves were to be freed upon this death or the death of his wife, Martha which ever came last. Martha freed them a year after George's death b…
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no blacks and whites attended the same school in 1954 hope this help's.
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He was a white man who was against slavery. He started a rebellion. And help start the civil war (more or less)
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TRAVELLER'S GRAVE"Traveller" was Lee's renowned horse, purchased by Lee in 1862 and became his faithful companion throughout the Civil War. Traveller became a well-known figure on the campus of Washington College where Lee served as President until his death. Traveller lived in the stables next to t…
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%REPLIES% Answer Julius Erving Answer Wilt chamblin Answer Earl Lloyd
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: About 1/4 of 1%. Racism was still pervasive throughout the army even though black troops had proved themselves in previous wars. It's amazing how a black man would even want to serve a country that for the most part thought him a dog. But those that did serve (and over a millions of them did) des…
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They were not allowed to join in infantry units but were allowed to drive trucks etc., so they were part of the ordance corp. They also flew in one air force squadron, the Tuskegee airmen.  There was also a United States African/American Tank Battalion (756 th Armor not sure of that #) that se…
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Slavery, though still existing in a variety of ways, was a common, global practice when the colonists arrived. Economics is one reason: the colonists actually DID believe that African Blacks are the best workforce for picking cotton, tobacco and sugar cane. And the African tribal leaders were offeri…
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Yes it did vary but pretty much a slave has the same meaning. A slave was condidered to be the property of someone else. They had no rights.They were held against their will and forced to do what their master said. Depending on how your master was you might had had it a little better than others. Bu…
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I have a copy of a print by Edwin Anderson showing Cupid at the piano, with a man and woman seated on a love seat. Is this the lithograph you are looking for? It has a copyright date of 1906, but I haven't been able to find any other information about it.
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He was a delegate from Maryland to the Constitutional Convention. He argued strongly against the strong central government conceived in the Virginia plan. Although he stayed through most of the convention and helped work out the Great Compromise, ultimately he could not support the new Constitution …
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Slavery, a form of forced labor, has existed since before written records, even playing a large role in Biblical times, and was mentioned heavily in the Old Testament. Contrary to common belief in the USA, slavery did not start in the Americas, nor was it restricted to black African people; it has e…
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Nat Turner or Gabriel Prosser Answer You may be surprised to learn the first uprising was actually in 1800 by Gabriel Prosser. Born circa 1775, near Richmond, VA. Died September 1800, Richmond, VA. He was an American slave who planned the first major slave rebellion in U.S. history (Aug. 3…
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Combat units were segregated until President Truman changed that policy in 1948-49. (General Mathew Ridgeway also writes in his memoirs that, in practice, not much had really changed on the ground even when he took over from MacArthur during the Korean War.) You'll find this question has already be…
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It encouraged some blacks to migrate to the West Coast, which had increased industrial activity due to the war in the Pacific. Changes in society, culminating in the desegregation of the armed forces, brought significant federal action on civil rights issues.
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%DETAILS% Answer Some of the duties of African Americans Troops during WWII consisted of providing cover from German Aircraft on D-Day. In the famous picture of D-Day where you see Ballons being flown over Utah Beach, that was in fact a Negro Ballon Unit operating the ballons. They also drove …
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they wre subjected to humiliation of segregation and terrorized by the KKK in the south
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They usually were cooks but in emergencies they also could be gunners, blood donors, and helpers in the hospitals. Well, there were the Tuskegee airmen , they were the 1st all African American flying unit. They never lost a bomber due to enemy planes during their escorts. They were thought to b…
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%DETAILS% Answer On February 19, 1999, President William J. Clinton posthumously pardoned Second Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper. The event came 59 years after his death and 117 years after the young lieutenant had been dismissed from the United States Army. A short statement penned by Presiden…
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African Americans died in ww2the answer must include navy messmen,92nd in Italy,761st tank divsion,Tuskegee airmen,93rd in the pacific and the port Chicago accident,plus other smaller incidents.my best guest is between 2000 to 3000 African Americans died during ww2
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Answer Prior to the creation of the NFL, the first African American in pro football was Charles W. Follis who played fullback for the Shelby Athletic Club from 1902-1906. After the invention of the NFL, the first African American was Wally Triplett, a halfback from Penn State, who played for the …
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Aborginies could not drink at pubs, or buy alcoholThey were confined to specific locations called reserves, if unoffical people visited these reserves they could be arrested for "consorting" to leave the reserves aboriginal people had to apply for a certifcate of exemption, granted if officials thou…
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It is just not America with the KKK, but Canada also has members which most of us are strongly opposed too, but many Canadians are not aware of. It's more silent here than in parts of the States. None of us can say we are 100% American or Canadian. Our forefathers could have come from other countr…
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Answer During World War 2 prejudice against African-American was very high.Training and opportunities were unavailable. Army was strictly segregated and generally assigned black soldiers to noncombatant roles. Navy blacks were cooks and servants. In the beginning air corps or marines would not ta…
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African Americans entered the civil war for many resons. freed slaves sometimes duisguised themselves so that they could fight for other slaves freedom, and i think it wasnt until the emancipation proclomation that African Americans were allowed to join the war. on the other side, slaves were someti…
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He didn't care what party a candidate was on, he would simply decide on what his decicion would be on the man's character and how he could run the position the best.
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Chicago was founded by its first inhabitant (who stayed) Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable.
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The Lakota or Sioux tribe is credited with the invention of the parfleche. It is a way of transporting a rolled up tipi system.
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Harriet Tubman was the first to slave to escape north by following the drinking gourd
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Answer I believe it was a man by the name of Eddie Klepp in 1946 signed by the Cleveland Buckeyes.
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During the war. For many African Americans, the war offered an opportunity to get out of the cycle of crushing rural poverty. Blacks joined the military in large numbers, escaping a decade of Depression and tenant farming in the South and Midwest. Yet, like the rest of America in the 1940s, the arme…
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Brown vs Board of Education case (you can look it up in wikipedia) desegregated public schools, so black and whites would be together. Brown vs Board of Education, Topeka KS was a civil rights movement.
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The Ku Klux Klan (KKK for short) has experienced many rises and falls, many victories and defeats throughout their history. The KKK (referred to as the Klan) was founded in the year 1865 in Tennessee by 6 former confederate officers in their collegiate years. The group began as a harmless prank with…
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More than 350,000 African Americans served in segregated units during World War I, mostly as support troops. Several units saw action alongside French soldiers fighting against the Germans, and 171 African Americans were awarded the French Legion of Honor. In response to protests of discrimination a…
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NO you need your parents plus whats the rush???????Getting married at 16 is bad. It's a age to be matured enough to things by our self. I really want ot get to my boyfriend, but I can't get married now because I need to have premission from my parents. And I know my family won't accept me. I just wi…
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On 1st December, 1955, Rosa Parks, a tailor's assistant, who was tired after a hard day's work, refused to give up her seat to a white man. After the arrest of Rosa Parks, martin and his friends, Ralph David Abernathy, Edgar Nixon, and Bayard Rustin helped organize protests against bus segregation…
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The Ku Klux Klan is an order of racist individuals who feel that they are the supreme race. These people do not recognize ethnic groups such as; blacks,Hispanics,Jews, or any others that are not white Anglo saxson. There have been reports that some of these klan members have commited hatred crimes a…
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A statementAfrican American at this time still were being treated unfairly and experianced segregigation.African Americans at this were less of an enemy now that the Japenesse had attack the United states.
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The Buffalo Soldiers were all black, segregated units of the US Army. They formed after the Civil War for service in the West. In 1866 two segregated regiments of cavalry, the Ninth and the Tenth United States Cavalry and the 24th, 25th , 38th , 39th, 40th and 41st Infantry Regiments were commission…
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There were some positive aspects, with the trains running on time being the most famous example.[I'll be referring to Fascist Italy in my answer as it is the only true fascist state to have existed]Italy, after WWI, was, like many other European countries, demoralized, bankrupt, socially volatile an…
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No, Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 by a person shortly after freedom in India, and Martin Luther King Jr. actually learned about Gandhi's passive resistant techniques.
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The legacy that Vietnam had on American History is the legacy
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There were the Tuskegee airmen, and many African-American units. At the beginning of the war, most African American soldiers were regulated to either construction units or support units. They drove trucks, constructed highways, and performed menial labor task. As the war progressed and manpower sho…
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated literacy tests and stated that federal examiners could enroll voters who had been denied suffrage by local officials. It was a companion bill to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Just about everything one could imagine except for positions that are normally thought of as powerful and respectable. They worked the fields, plowed planted and chopped cotton, took care of the vegetable gardens, grainery, etc. Did all the domestic work in the home including cooking, caring for chi…
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there is no refiller plug! you have to replace the transmission fluid by using the dipstick spout, careful not to overfill! check as you go ( maybe 3 or 4 qts) or just check dipstick after 1 or 2 qts.And the dipstick spout is where actually, because i think mine is invisible. Trans Axle access. Ther…
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It was a system to attract England citizens to move to the Americas because it promised 50 acres of land and 50 acres for their slaves. Therefore, it developed thriving British colonies.
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You simply cannot lose weight that fast.Well, not if you do honest work. You can only lose 7 pounds a week by starvation or very low calorie diets, which aren't good either. Actually, you should give up all diary and artificial stuff (i.e, Smoothies, Ice Cream, Hubba Bubba, etc) By giving up diary,…
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Answer Simply. No, the law forbids it. If the woman is fifteen and she has already given birth, she is probably already considered emancipated (or she can file for emancipation and there won't be any issues) because in most states you are considered an adult if you have a child (I don't know if…
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Gap Commercial Singer The newest Gap commercials have Common singing. Not sure if he plays a piano....I only saw it once.
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Reason for Assissination As a leader in the civil rights movement, King was naturally seen as a threat by those who opposed the civil rights gains he was helping to orchestrate. Additionally, there was an anti-Communist fever in the country at the time, and King was perceived as having ties to Co…
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Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, and Omowale, (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He was also founder of the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organiza…
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Jazz is a musical art form originally developed by African Americans from around the turn of the 20th century. It is characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation sometimes in jam sessions. As the first original art form to emerge from the United …
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One of the best resources on George Eastman is the George Eastman House museum. They have a wonderful website filled with information. Once you have looked through that website pop over to the PBS website on him. It is filled with great information on George Eastman. I've included both link…
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The Nation of Islam is not mainstream Islam nor are the beliefs the same, The Nation of Islam was originated in the USA in the early 20th Century. Although the name suggests that it is connected to Islam, it has no connection at all to Islam and shouldn't be looked at as a sect of Islam. The Natio…
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Since World War Two African Americans civil rights have changed greatly, there have been changes in segregation with help from the Supreme Court and the executive branch in ending it (firstly in schools in 1954;) yet there have also have been clear changes in attitudes with many Whites now appreciat…
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The KKK Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of several past and present secret domestic terrorist organizations in the United States. They are best known for advocating white supremacy and acting as vigilantes while hidden behind conic masks and white robes. The first KKK arose in the turmoil after the C…
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Black Africans had been engaging in the slave trade, both between various black African peoples and with the Arabs, for centuries, though in a somewhat less permanent form. Thus they were set up and ready to sell slaves to anyone who had the money to buy them. The Europeans needed laborers who w…
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For some it is a lack of opportunity. There is no question that many people still have prejudice against anyone who is different. While the United States has come a long way since the Civil War era, we have not come far enough. Ms. Rice is arguably the most powerful woman in the world and I would su…
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The Little Rock Nine is the common term applied to the nine African-American students who were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas during 1957.The students referred to as the Little Rock Nine were: Ernest Green Elizabeth Eckford Jefferson Thomas Terrence…
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On yahoo!, I saw this response to a user's question and thought it was an apt answer to this question. :)" 'It united the country -- we were going to go 'over there' to Europe and put an end to the war and then, in the words of President Woodrow Wilson, 'Make the world safe for democracy.' There was…
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Maya Angleou is an intelligent African American woman who is famous for poetry and active participation in the segregation movement in the 60's. She is also known for her supreme skill with the poetic rhythm. Her style is renowned for what might be called its "Black pride" and feminist feistiness, w…
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Some of the famous people in the 1960s were Marilyn Monroe, who was an actress, John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in the 60's (shot dead) ,and there was also some of the famous bands such as the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, and many more. Martin Luther King Jr., Neil …
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Martin Luther King, Jr's Children King was born in Atlanta, Georgia (on Auburn Avenue) to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. (Birth records for Martin Luther King Jr. list his first name as Michael, apparently due to some confusion on the part of the family doctor regarding…
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