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
After Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, the Black Panthers advocated armed resistance.
Classroom | Black is Beautiful: Afrocentricity
A new African American cultural identity resonated throughout American culture.
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
President Reagan's "War on Drugs" fell disproportionally hard on black communities.
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
Daunting economic challenges were made worse by the deindustrialization of urban areas.