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Five Unforgettable Slave Rebellions

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Why Nat Turner's Rebellion Made White...

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Nat Turner's rebellion in 1831 became one of the most memorable slave uprisings in U.S. history. It also challenged the idea that slaves were content.



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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.



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Who was Crispus Attucks? This biography of the slave-turned-sailor reveals how he became the first person to die in the 1770 Boston Massacre.



12 Achievements of the NAACP

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest and most recognized civil rights organization in the United States.



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

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What Impact Did the Stono Rebellion Have on the...

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The Stono Rebellion was the largest slave revolt in colonial America. This profile of the rebellion outlines its causes, significance and aftermath.



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Four Top Civil Rights Speeches and Writings

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5 African-American Organizations Established...

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Five organizations established during the Progessive Era with the purpose of helping African-American achieve social equality.



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.



Who is the Father of the Underground Railroad?

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Get acquainted with the civil rights movement with this overview of the major highlights, speeches and writings that shaped the era and modern race relations.



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Civil Rights Movement Timeline From 1951 to 1959

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