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Black History Month

Author: Ciara Kepley
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an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
Generally Christian songs that were created by African slaves in the United States. They were originally an oral tradition that imparted Christian values while also describing the hardships of slavery.
a civil rights organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jim Crow segregation, and to work for the betterment of "people of color."
a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Led by civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates, these nine brave Arkansas teenagers broke through racial barriers to become the first black students to attend Little Rock High School.
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs; gave famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation:
Klu Klux ______
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________ vs. Board of Education; was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
a forceful or violent effort to get free of restraint or resist attack.
an American botanist and inventor. He did research into alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes.
preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
She escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She lead hundreds of enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
Someone that helped lead slaves to freedom was on the underground railroad.
Madame C.J. _____________; first female, self-made millionaire.
an American activist known for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana during the 20th century.
a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery.
Amendment that gave African Americans the right to vote.
He was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the United States through its Civil War. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation, abolishing slavery.