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Yes We Can! Jen Owen


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Yes We Can! Jen Owen

  1. 1. Yes We Can! A tribute to Free Will
  2. 2. Background of African- American Culture <ul><li>For hundreds of years, African Americans were enslaved and had no real rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Since then, many influential people such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks have made a stand for equality for people of all races. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Influential African Americans <ul><li>January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>African American activist and leader in the American civil rights movement. </li></ul><ul><li>His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous for his ‘I have a dream’ speech, which raised awareness for the civil rights movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired many, considered a global icon. </li></ul>Martin Luther King
  4. 4. Influential African Americans <ul><li>February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Named &quot;Mother of the Modern-Day by the Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. </li></ul><ul><li>This act of defiance created the modern Civil Rights Movement and Parks became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation. </li></ul><ul><li>Helped launch Martin Luther King in his work </li></ul><ul><li>Received many honours for her work too. </li></ul>Rosa Parks
  5. 5. Influential African Americans <ul><li>Was the first black woman to stand as Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><li>And b efore joining Bush’s administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>Her emphasis on supporting democratically elected governments gained popularity to black people. </li></ul>Condoleezza Rice
  6. 6. SLAVERY
  7. 7. SLAVERY <ul><li>The American slave trade was an international business. It began in Western Africa, where prisoners were taken for sale to slave traders, ultimately concentrated in the South. </li></ul><ul><li>Ten to fifteen MILLION Africans were ripped from their families </li></ul><ul><li>The enslaved were also bred for sale on American soil and transported, often under brutal conditions, throughout the slave states. </li></ul><ul><li>Slaves would then have to work under their owners control without complaint for they were believed to be bottom class. </li></ul><ul><li>This continued until 1863, (of which it became illegal) but it was only until years after, that African Americans were considered socially equal </li></ul><ul><li>They didn’t get the same rights as white people until 1968 </li></ul>Facts About:
  8. 8. Barack Obama <ul><li>Barack Obama will be the 44 th president and the first African American to take power </li></ul><ul><li>This is a huge step forward for America, especially for African Americans, who have gone from ‘nothing’, to being the most powerful man in the world. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Yes We Can ! <ul><li>Now everyone can say </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thanks For Watching </li></ul>