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Black History

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This racism is the belief that racism is no longer a problem and that we all have equal opportunities. The "I don't see color" ideology
This was the first state to abolish slavery in 1777
This man is credited with designing the layout of Washington D.C.
This speech was mostly improvised, even though it was spoken in front of 250,000 Americans
became the first African American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908
a form of racism that is embedded as normal practice within society or an organization
was arrested nine months prior to Rosa Parks for not giving up her bus seat to white passengers.
the only California community to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Built in 1908.
Was the first African-American woman elected to the House of Reps. in 1968, representing New York
This group, a.k.a. "The Society of Friends" held the first recorded protest against slavery in 1688.
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a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority
“a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable [for white people], triggering a range of defensive moves"
The first Black billionaire
This joining of husband and wife was banned in 1664 and not overturned until 1967.
This organization has been supporting People of Color for 111 years.
the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.
This boxer vowed to never deny an autograph to a fan, after Sugar Ray Robinson denied him of one as a child
This country celebrates Black History in October rather than February and in 2014 became only the 4th Country in the world to celebrate Black History
Regardless of media depiction, 1 in 4 of these were actually African-American horse-riders (wild-west)