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History Spotlight: My Story
It's a story of indomitable courage against formidable odds. From the struggles of the civil rights movement to the injustices of the Jim Crow era, each moment in African American history has shaped the face of modern America. "We are made by history," Martin Luther King, Jr. once proclaimed. Black or white, Americans today can only agree.
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Six-year-old Ruby Bridges Hall desegregates an elementary school.
Did You Know? In 1790, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, a Santo Domingo native, becomes the first permanent resident and thus founder, of Chicago. People Power: W.E.B. Du Bois
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A Reminder of Slavery's Horrors
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Emmett Till
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Learn more about W.E.B. Du Bois, a founder of the NAACP and writer of The Souls of Black Folk.
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