Chapter 9: Black America

When dealing with blacks in America there are three things that must be kept in mind. First, they were never immigrants. They were abducted from their homes and forced to work under threat of death. Second, they were stripped of their original identity and kept in ignorance for centuries. Third, they were and are a minority no larger than slightly more than 12 percent of the total population. Their history is unique among Americans. 

Elizabeth Eckford on her first day of school, Little Rock High, 1957 (Copyright: Scanpix)Elizabeth Eckford on her first day of school, Little Rock High, 1957 (Copyright: Scanpix)

Web resource

Black in America (CNN Special report)

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/black.in.america/#

The Civil Rights Movement 1945-1968

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/civil1.htm

The two nations of Black America (PBS)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/

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