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The Great Migration was movement from rural southern areas to northern, Midwestern and western cities.



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Four Organizations of the Civil Rights Movement

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Four prominent civil rights organizations that helped to end segregation and Jim Crow Era laws.



3 Philosophies of the Abolition Movement

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The Unforgettable Jim Crow Era

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The Jim Crow Era in American society lasted from the late 1870s to 1965 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act.



How did Harriet Tubman find the courage to lead...

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A biography of Harriet Tubman, a former slave who helped over 200 others escape from slavery to the North.






Why is Dred Scott's Case Significant to United...

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How did the Montgomery Bus Boycott impact the...

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Four Initiatives Developed by W.E.B. Du Bois

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27 Highlights of African-American Life in the...

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Who are the Scottsboro Boys?

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How was slavery established in the American...

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The civil rights speeches given by Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson highlight their thoughts on the fight for racial equality.



Who is the Father of the Underground Railroad?

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3 Major Ways Slaves Showed Resistance to Slavery

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Slaves in the United States showed resistance to the oppressive system of slavery by organizing rebellions and running away from their masters.



Why was the anti-lynching movement important?

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The Anti Lynching movement was a movement aimed at abolishing the practice of lynching.



35 Moments of the Roaring 20s

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The 1850s: A Turbulent Decade for African-Ameri...

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The 1850s such a turbulent decade for African-Americans. As quickly as they experienced gains in some states, others stripped them of even more rights.