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  • All Subjects > Multicultural Studies > Black Heritage
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    The 20th Century was a time of great and sweeping changes all over the world.  American society underwent a metamorphosis of unprecedented proportions.  Learn about the African-American leaders who emerged during this era of transition to play important roles and to make a difference not only for members of their own race, but for all of the citizens of the United States.
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    As a member of the U.S Army, Colin Powell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor and became highly recognized.  He was the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  He was Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor and  is now the Secretary of State under George W. Bush.  Learn about his life and acclaimed career.
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    Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in professional baseball.  He spent his major league career playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and breaking many records.  Upon retiring from professional baseball, Robinson became an advocate in the Civil Rights Movement and was on the NAACP Board of Directors.  See how he influenced the 20th century.
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    The Reverend Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist and heavily involved in politics.  He founded Operation Breadbasket, P.U.S.H. and the National Rainbow Coalition.  In 1984 and 1988, he lost the presidential candidacy for the Democratic Party.  Since then, he has been a U.S. Senator and made himself available to help settle disputes with other nations.  Find out how he gained a nation's respect and became known as the 'Conscience of the Nation.'
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    After serving prison time, Malcolm X became a spokesperson for the Nation of Islam and drastically increased its membership.  He promoted complete segregation of whites and African-Americans and he was the founding symbol of the Black Militant Movement.  Learn what events in his life changed his view on segregation and his religion.
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.  He believed in equal treatment of all races.  He initiated peaceful protests throughout the South and founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).  In 1964, he was named 'Time' magazine's Man of the Year and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  Learn about his life and how he died for his beliefs.
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    Thurgood Marshall changed laws effecting civil rights from the inside.  He was a legal director of the NAACP and he successfully litigated Brown vs. the Board of Education, among many other civil rights cases.  He was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals by John F. Kennedy before making history as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.  See what he did to change how we interact with each other.
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    Examples of sculpture, masks and decorative arts illustrate this exploration of artistic expression in the context of African traditions.
    Understanding African Art DVD
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    Learn about the chain of events that led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.  This video vividly illustrates how Black Americans struggled to overcome the constraints of a segregated society.   Historic footage and powerful visuals provide images that will allow students to witness a turbulent era of their nation's history.
    Understanding the Civil Rights Movement DVD
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