The American Dream and black American heroes

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mercredi 11 janvier 2017
par MmesS

The Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine, as they later came to be called, were the first black teenagers to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. These remarkable young African-American students challenged segregation in the deep South and won. Although Brown v. Board of (...)
mercredi 11 janvier 2017
par MmesS

Martin luther King Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr. It wasn’t just that Martin Luther King became the leader of the civil rights movement that made him so extraordinary—it was the way in which he led the movement. King advocated civil disobedience, the non-violent resistance against unjust laws : "Non-violence is a powerful (...)
mercredi 11 janvier 2017
par MmesS

Rosa parks

Rosa Parks On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, left work and boarded a bus for home. As the bus became crowded, the bus driver ordered Parks to give up her seat to a white passenger. Montgomery’s buses were segregated, with the seats in the (...)
mercredi 11 janvier 2017
par MmesS

Black athletes who overcame racial barriers

Jesse Owens More than just a celebrated athlete, Jesse Owens took his country on his shoulders and shocked the world winning four gold medal in the 1939 Berlin Olympic Games. James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens was born on September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama. (...)

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