African American Movement By Emily gomez

In the history of the United States there have been many social changes and movements that have occurred. Every social change has played a role in the country and has shaped it to what it is today. The African American Movement was one of the most significant and important movements for the African American people since the start of slavery in 1619, till today 2017. Many important events like the banning of slaves entering into in America in 1807, the Missouri Compromise in 1820, dividing our country into slave and non-slave states, the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, abolishing slavery altogether, to Jim Crow Laws in 1877 segregating whites and blacks in society. All have played a role in the fight for equality to those of color. Throughout the time of the movement there have been many significant activist leaders, like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King in search of light for the black community. Today we have a Black Lives Matter Movement that started in 2012 speaking out against violence, racism, inequality, unfair treatment and how “Black Lives are deprived of our basic human rights.”

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