Growing up in America in the 20th and the 21st century through the prism of the African American experience has been an ever evolving landscape that would span over 500 years reflecting through the vast African American contributions to Western art, science, and law.
In 1868, African Americans became people by law, as the Fourteenth Amendment reversed the Supreme Court ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford.
Howard University School of Law was established in 1869. Illiteracy decreased. The African American professional class grew exponentially. The country was once again at a crossroads. The promise of social, economic, and political inclusion was close.
However, the political tide turned. Reconstruction ended. The troops were removed. African Americans were once again vulnerable to hate and terrorism and jealousy. The African American journey in the 20th and the 21st Centuries reflect a determination to force America to live up to its ideals.
Black civic organizations, sororities, fraternities, and community groups were established to assure advancements in education and economics despite racism. And to Understand America, You Need to Understand the Black Church
A brilliant legal strategist, Charles Hamilton Houston, dedicated his life to overturning Plessy v. Ferguson.
Houston’s protégé, Thurgood Marshall, successfully argued the case in Brown v. Board of Education and won.
In 2009, President Barack Obama became the first black U.S. President and the third African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Today, African Americans are and doctors and Supreme Court justices, as well as Chief Executive Officers.
For the African America journey is one of perseverance, self-determination, and a quest for justice. The African American journey is America’s journey.
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