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  • Of The Naacp's Landmark Cases
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    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Born from the Niagara Movement, led by William E.B. DuBois, the NAACP has had a volatile birth and a lively history (Bei fuss 17: E 4). The impetus for the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People came in the summer of 1908. Severe race riots in Springfield, Illinois, prompted William English Walling to write articles questioning the treatment of the Negro. Reading the articles, Mary White Ov ington and ...
  • Social Changes
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    The fifty year span between 1870 and 1920 in United States history found our great, growing nation struggling with many economic, racial and social crisis. Rules were made and broken. Walls were built and torn down. Lines were drawn and crossed. With a huge cultural chasm yawning out across an invisible landscape, rocked on its foundations by a civil war, the United States of America stood at a crossroads, It was now entering uncharted territory. Would it let the torrent of differences and alien...
  • Malcom X
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    Malcom X By: Sebastian Wong All men are created equal. This statement was the basis of the civil right movements of the 1960's. Malcom X is a man that promoted a society in which all human beings were equally respected. He believes that blacks should achieve that goal by any means necessary. In a time when blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, using the same bathroom, or were not admitted to Universities. Malcom X's cry of justice was believed to be the voice of all blacks behi...
  • Difference Between The Nation And Traditional Islam
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    The Un Islamic Nation of Islam The mention of the Nation of Islam will undoubtedly cause an immense number of responses in any situation. To some, this organization symbolizes blatant racism. To others, it is seen as a savior of the black community. Regardless of ones opinion of the Nation, though, the differences between Al-Islam (traditional Islam) and the beliefs of the Nation cannot be denied. The Nation of Islam is a social movement. This social movement is undoubtedly rooted in religion, a...
  • 1964 Malcolm X
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    A black militant, Malcolm X championed the rights of African Americans and urged them to develop racial unity. He was known for his association first with the Nation of Islam, sometimes known as the Black Muslims, and later with the Organization of Afro-American Unity, which he founded after breaking with the Nation of Islam. Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Neb., on May 19, 1925, the seventh of eleven children. The family soon moved to Lansing, Mich. There they were harassed by whites who rese...
  • Blacks On An Equal Basis With Whites
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    World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. It began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but eventually widened to include most of the nations of the world. It ended in 1945, leaving a new world order dominated by the United States and the USSR. More than any previous war, World War II involved the commitment of nations' entire human and economic resources, th...
  • Black Nationalism
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    The Title: DuBois and Black Nationalism The Epigraph: "The colored people are coming to face the fact quite calmly that most white Americans do not like them, and are planning neither for their survival, nor their definite future" W.E.B. DuBois "A Negro Nation within the Nation " The Premise: Black Nationalism is a pragmatic solution for the success and survival of the oppressed African Americans. The Argument: Black Nationalism is defined by Karen ga, as the political belief and practice of Afr...
  • Harold Washington In April 1983
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    Ronald Ervin McNair, was born on October 21, 1950, in Lake City, South Carolina to Carl and Pearl McNair. He attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where, in 1971, he graduated magna cum l aude with a BS degree in physics. In 1976 he earned his Ph. D. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McNair's many distinctions include: Presidential Scholar (1967-71), Ford Foundation Fellow (1971-74), and National Fellowship Fund Fellow (1974-75). He was a...
  • Blacks In The Fifteenth Amendment
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    Many developments in social life and the constitution amounted to a revolution between 1860 and 1877. Some of the major events that took place during this time period were the secession of the southern states, Civil War, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendment, and reconstruction. In 1860, South Carolina declared their causes of secession. South Carolina was the first state to secede, and their main reason was that their powers were restrained by the federal government. They felt they we...
  • Black South Africans
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    Blacks shared the pain of Apartheid in one of the darkest periods in history. Blacks were horribly oppressed by tyrants who obliterated their happy, healthy lives for nothing more then their own interests. Many Laws were passed that restricted blacks from the freedoms that all people should rightfully obtain from birth. White South Africans took the black population by the throat, making it hard for blacks to live as happy people. Black South Africans were held in a form of imprisonment and coul...
  • Critical Of Malcolm X Farrakhan
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    American Experience Louis Farrakhan Louis Farrakhan is best known today as the head of the Nation of Islam. The Nation of Islam supports black independence along with some of the practices and beliefs of Islam religion. One of its main goals is for blacks to attain self-sufficiency in today's culture. Farrakhan has been criticized by some as a racist towards non-black races but others say he is a credit to all races. Farrakhan has sparked more criticism in recent years, particularly from the U.S...
  • Strong Between 1922 And 1929
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    Area One-Politics and Government-The Harding Scandals and the Bonus Bill veto The presidency of Harding was filled with continuous scandal. Many compare the Harding to Grant has both being postwar presidents marked by scandals and corruption. Having appointed several excellent officials, Harding also appointed a number of incompetent and dishonest men to fill important positions, including the Secretary of Interior, Albert B. Fall and Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty. The Secretary of Interio...
  • John And Angelena Rice
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    Condoleezza Rice At this point in time the name and image of Condoleezza Rice is commonplace among the majority of informed Americans. As the first female to serve as the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Dr. Rice was propelled even further into the spotlight following the attacks on America on September 11th 2001. I too, like most Americans, saw a lot more of Condi, as she is known by her many friends and colleagues, after September 11. Clearly she was intelligent...
  • Black And White Into Cuban
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    Writing Cuba To Independence During the Little War, fought for the independence of Cuba, Spain used propaganda to cast that the war was not a struggle for national independence but one for black supremacy. Spain manipulated the idea of a national war, with the objective to fight colonialism, into a race war with the objective of blacks uprising against whites. Cuban independence activists, therefore, campaigned diligently-mainly through writing-to negate Spain's representations. Writings of the ...
  • Malcolm X
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    While in prison, Malcolm read widely and developed an interest in the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist religious movement whose members were known as. Malcolm studied the teachings of the leader of the Black Muslims, Elijah Muhammad, who advocated an independent black state. The Nation of Islam was based on a theology adapted from several models: traditional Islamic teachings, Marcus Garvey's principles of black nationalism, and economic self-help programs that addressed the needs of African...
  • Malcolm X
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    All men are created equal. This statement was the basis of the civil right movements of the 1960's. Malcolm X is a man that promoted a society in which all human beings were equally respected. He believed that blacks should achieve that goal by any means necessary. In a time when blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, use the same bathroom as a white person, or be admitted to a university, Malcolm X's cry of justice was believed to be the voice of all blacks behind closed doors....
  • Silent Film Birth Of A Nation
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    In the past semester we have covered many topics. From John D. Rockefeller and Industrialization, to World War I. The thing that sticks in my mind is the first movie we watched in class, Birth of a Nation. The silent film Birth of a Nation was produced in 1915. The director was a man named D.W. Griffin. The film is based on Thomas Dixon's The Clansman. In this short film D.W. Griffin depicts a time period after the Civil War known as Reconstruction, through his own eyes. Through this film, Griff...
  • Black Nationalism
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    Though the Nation of Islam's legacy attracts various critics and supporters, it played a key role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Targeting the black ghettos of northern American cities, the Nation of Islam reached out to this most detached class of urban society. Alienated from mainstream organizations of the Civil Rights Movement and more affluent members of black society, the Nation created a movement aimed to increase black unity. In cities like Chicago, the Nation used a message...

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