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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
Classroom | Black Power: Demanding a Brilliant Future

Classroom | Black Power: Demanding a Brilliant Future

After Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, the Black Panthers advocated armed resistance.

Classroom | Black is Beautiful: Afrocentricity

Classroom | Black is Beautiful: Afrocentricity

A new African American cultural identity resonated throughout American culture.

Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

Affirmative action paired with changing social attitudes to nurture a black middle class.

Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

President Reagan's "War on Drugs" fell disproportionally hard on black communities.

Classroom | Fighting the Power: Hip Hop

Classroom | Fighting the Power: Hip Hop

Hip Hop gave voice to a new generation of African American youth.

Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

Daunting economic challenges were made worse by the deindustrialization of urban areas.