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    • History of Martin Luther King Day Created: Monday, January 10, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
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    • Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement, 1951-1959 Created: Monday, April 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    • Booker T. Washington: Biography Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Booker T. Washington was the most influential African-American leader from 1895 until his death in 1915.
    • Timeline of the NAACP: 1909 to 1965 Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest and most recognized civil rights organization in the United States." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Countee Cullen Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Countee Cullen was a prominent literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
    • African-American History Timeline: 1940 to 1949 Created: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This timeline looks at African-American achievements between 1940 to 1949.
    • Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1964 Created: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A timeline of major events in the Civil Rights Movement between 1960 and 1964." itemprop="description"> Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      William Monroe Trotter opposed everyone--from government officials to Booker T.Washington--for not believing that African-Americans deserved immediate equality in American society.
    • Five Blues Singin Women Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Mamie Smith recorded the first blues song, "Crazy Blues" in 1920. The song sold more than 75,000 copies within its first few months of release.
    • African-American History Timeline: 1920 - 1929 Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Important events in African-American history occurring between 1920 and 1929.
    • The National Urban League Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      The National Urban League (NUL) is a civil rights organization advocating for the rights of African-Americans in the United States.
    • African-American History Timeline: 1880 to 1889 Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      This article highlights important events occurring between 1880 and 1889.
    • African-American Women in Politics Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      African-American women in politics.
    • African-American History Timeline: 1700 - 1799 Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      African-American History Timeline: 1700 to 1799 focuses on key events and people living during this time period.
    • Septima Poinsette Clark Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Septima Poinsette Clark was an educator and civil rights activist. As director of citizenship schools help spur the Montgomery Bus Boycott and voter registration drive.
    • Early African-American Poets: Images and Biographies Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Jupiter Hammon was the first African-American to publish his work in the United States.
    • On the Bookshelf: Four African-American Children's Books Created: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      Leon's Story by Leon Tillage provides readers with the struggles a young man endures while living in the segregated South.
    • Biography: James Baldwin Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      James Baldwin's work as an essayist, novelist and playwright explored issues such as personal identity, racism, and sexuality.
    • Toni Morrison: Biography Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      Toni Morrison is a prolific writer whose novels about the African-American experience have received critical acclaim
    • On the Bookshelf: Six Autobiographies by African-American Figures Created: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014
      This article highlights six autobiographies of prominent African-American thinkers throughout American History.
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Poet Laureate of the Negro Race Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
      Paul Laurence Dunbar was the most prominent African-American literary figure prior to the Harlem Renaissance.
    • Frances Watkins Harper Created: Monday, August 20, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
      Writer, educator, and abolitionist, Frances Watkins Harper spoke out against sexism and racism.
    • Alice Dunbar-Nelson Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
      Alice Dunbar-Nelson worked as a poet, journalist and political activist during the Progressive Era and Harlem Renaissance.
    • What is Abolitionism? Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
      Abolitionists worked to end slavery. Their philosophies on how to end slavery were very different. Historian Herbert Aptheker outlines the three types of abolitionism.
    • Top Five Cities of the Abolition Movement Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
      This article is a list of the five cities that played an important role in the abolition movement.
    • Richard Allen Created: Monday, February 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014
      Richard Allen established the AME Church and was an abolitionist and social activist.
    • Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014
      With one single refusal, Rosa Parks became the mother of Civil Rights Movement.
    • Image Gallery: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Image of MLK as the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
    • Benjamin Banneker: Inventor and Astronomer Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Benjamin Banneker was known as the "Sable Astronomer." He published several almanacs, protested slavery and helped design the nation's capitol.
    • Prominent Men of the Civil Rights Movement Created: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
      A. Philip Randolph was important to organizing several moments in the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Watch This: African-American Documentaries Created: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
      Three documentaries that provide vivid footage and historical facts concerning African-American history.
    • Georgia Douglas Johnson Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
      Georgia Douglas Johnson was a prolific poet who provided her home as a literary salon during the Harlem Renaissance

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