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US - I have a dream

  1. 1. ”I have a dream” - African-American History and The American Civil Rights Movement-
  2. 2. “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of formerslaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at thetable of brotherhood……I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation wherethey will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of theircharacter. “
  3. 3. Slavery “…all men are created equal…” ”…unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”
  4. 4. ”We weren´t allowed books, so I can´t read or write. There was a jail for punishment. I saw slaves whipped by overseers, but mostly if slaves didn´t suit Master, he sold them on. Missis didn´t like to beat them much.”1705 Slaves arereal property
  5. 5. The Underground Railroad Abolitionists
  6. 6. American Civil War 1861-1865
  7. 7. Emancipation ProclamationAbraham Lincoln
  8. 8. Rise of Lynch mobs
  9. 9. Rosa Parks "If I win, I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro. We are black and we are proud of being black. Black America will understand what we did tonight."
  10. 10. 1954 School de-Segregation
  11. 11. 1964 Civil Rights Act1965 Voter Registration Act
  12. 12. 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act ”ensure fair treatment to all segments of society without regard torace, religion, color, national origin, or sex.”
  13. 13. Los Angeles Riots
  14. 14. Trayvon Shooting
  15. 15. ”We know the battle ahead will be long. But always rememberthat, no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can standin the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change”…”…And together, we will begin the next great chapter in theAmerican story, with three words that will ring from coast tocoast, from sea to shining sea: Yes we can.”
  16. 16. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we didon this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change hascome to America.”

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