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Learn about the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
Though their stories are sometimes overlooked, these women were instrumental in the fight for equal rights for African Americans.
The 'I Have a Dream' speech, delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. before a crowd of some 250,000 people at the 1963 March on Washington, remains one of the most famous speeches in history.
Centuries of prejudice and discrimination against blacks fueled the civil rights crusade, but World War II and its aftermath were arguably the main catalysts.
Blue clouds of poisonous gas. Relentless shelling and machine-gun fire. Horace Pippin's journals recorded life in ‘them lonely, cooty, muddy trenches.'
Greenwood Avenue featured luxury shops, restaurants, movie theaters, a library, pool halls and nightclubs.
Facing racism and segregation in their own country, the Harlem Hellfighters became one of the most decorated American combat units serving in World War I.
Harriet Tubman is known for her legendary efforts to free slaves via the Underground Railroad. And nothing, even the Civil War, would get in the way.
Locked out of Major League Baseball, black players looked to the Negro Leagues to be treated like the elite athletes they were. It was all possible because of one man: Rube Foster.