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ENGL 4355/5355 20th Century African American Literature: History Reports

Topics

Emancipation Proclamation and The 13th Amendment, 1865 

Reconstruction Act of 1867 and the 14th Amendment 

The 15th Amendment, 1870 

“Jim Crow” laws

Plessy vs. Ferguson, 1896 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1909

Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), 1914/1916  

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, December 1955 

Central High School integrated, September 1957 

Freedom Rides, May 1961

Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream,” 1963 

Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 

Shirley Chisholm runs for president, 1972 

Resources

Documentaries