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Discover the roots of Kwanzaa and how it became an African American holiday.
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A brief look at the history of African Americans and Black History Month.
King Leads the March on Washington
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On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality.
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Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock Crisis
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower is forced to take action when nine African-American students are prevented from entering Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In a broadcast to the nation on September 24, 1957, the president explains his decision to order Federal troops to Little Rock to ensure that the students are allowed access to the school, as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
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Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits" in Swahili, is an African-American community celebration that takes place each year during the week between Christmas and New Year's.Go
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