Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

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This curated selection of primary sources (historical documents) is designed for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. The site covers several time periods in American history:
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).