Black History

Articles on the principle people and events in American Black History


Slave Codes were Laws that

Slave Codes

Slave codes were laws that were established to determine the status of slaves and the rights of their owners. Slave codes were laws that By early 1866 most Southern states had enacted statutes protecting blacks’ right to hold property, to have recourse to the courts,...
When Did Slavery End in America

When Did Slavery End in America?

When did slavery end in America? Continue reading to find the answers. When did Slavery End in America Such legislation was said to be necessary on account of the “black codes” that had been imposed in some Southern states. These codes curtailed black liberty in...
William Lloyd Garrison the Liberator

William Lloyd Garrison the Liberator

The Liberator is an abolitionist newspaper, religious rather than political, it appealed to the moral conscience of its readers, urging them to demand immediate freeing of the slaves. William Lloyd Garrison: The Liberator The crimes of General William Sherman alone...
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The Case for Reparations Summary

The Case for Reparations Summary

The Case for Reparations Summary. It begins with the story of Clyde Ross, an African-American man from Mississippi who moves to the Chicago area in 1947, during the Great Migration. The Case for Reparations Summary Forget the politicians: What did ordinary soldiers of...
Amendment that Freed Slaves

Amendment that Freed Slaves

The Thirteenth Amendment (1865) to the Constitution of the United States is the amendment that freed slaves. Amendment that Freed Slaves The Republican approach was not only unconstitutional, but it was also contradictory. In 1865 Congress had accepted the Southern...
American Anti-Slavery Society Facts

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS)

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS; 1833–1870) was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. American Anti-Slavery Society: More rhetorical blows Among the abolitionist movement’s most prominent spokesmen was the Massachusetts...
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Black History in the United States: Slavery, Civil Rights, Culture

Black history is the story of millions of African Americans residing in the United States who have struggled for centuries to fully claim the promises of liberty granted in the founding documents of the United States. The majority are descendants of Africans brought...
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Jackie Robinson Facts

Jackie Robinson played an important role in the end of racial segregation in American sports. When he became the first black player to in the major baseball leagues by signing with Brooklyn Dodgers, he broke a very important, unwritten color barrier in the sports...

Who Founded the NAACP?

On February 12, 1909, a diverse group of people, whites, blacks and Jews founded the NAACP. Many founders were also part of the Niagra Movement. The goal of the group was to fight for civil rights in the U.S., and many claim that the 1908 Race Riot in Springfield,...

Who Were the Freedom Riders?

The Freedom Riders originally consisted of a group of 13 activists who fought for civil rights and against the segregation in interstate bus terminals in the American South. The Congress of Racial Equality originally recruited the group of Freedom Riders and they...
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