African-American history

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African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the history of African Americans or Black Americans.wikipedia
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African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the history of African Americans or Black Americans.
African-American history starts in the 16th century, with peoples from West Africa forcibly taken as slaves to Latin America, and in the 17th century with West African slaves taken to English colonies in North America.

First Africans in Virginia

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In 1619, the first African slaves were brought to Point Comfort, today's Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, 30 miles downstream from Jamestown, Virginia.
Their arrival is seen as a beginning of the history of slavery in Virginia and also as a starting point for African-American history, given that they were the first such group in mainland British America.

Benjamin Banneker

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Among the successful free men was Benjamin Banneker, a Maryland astronomer, mathematician, almanac author, surveyor and farmer, who in 1791 assisted in the initial survey of the boundaries of the future District of Columbia.
A commemorative obelisk that the Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the State Commission on Afro American History and Culture erected in 1977 near his unmarked grave stands in the yard of the Mt. Gilboa African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oella, Maryland (see Mount Gilboa Chapel).

Carter G. Woodson

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During the first half of the 20th century, Carter G. Woodson was the major black scholar studying and promoting the black historical experience.
He was one of the first scholars to study African-American history.

Herbert Aptheker

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He wrote more than 50 books, mostly in the fields of African-American history and general U.S. history, most notably, American Negro Slave Revolts (1943), a classic in the field.

Timeline of African-American history

This is a timeline of the African-American history in what is now the United States, from 1565 to the present.

William Loren Katz

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William Loren Katz (June 2, 1927 - October 25, 2019) was an American educator, historian, and author of 40 books on African-American history, including a number of titles for young adult readers.

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

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Terborg-Penn specialized in African-American history and black women's history.

African-American businesses

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Although most prominent African-American businesses have been owned by men, women played a major role especially in the area of beauty.

Mary McLeod Bethune

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed the first federal black judge, William H. Hastie, and created an unofficial "black cabinet" led by Mary McLeod Bethune to advise him.

Black History Month

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He popularized black history with a variety of innovative strategies, including Association for the Study of Negro Life outreach activities, Negro History Week (now Black History Month, in February), and a popular black history magazine.

I Have a Dream

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It was at this event, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, that King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
This film, August 28: A Day in the Life of a People (2016), tells of six significant events in African-American history that happened on the same date, August 28.

Disenfranchisement after the Reconstruction Era

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The southern states, which historically had been involved in slavery and post-Reconstruction oppression, now produce the highest rates of incarceration and death penalty application.

History of the United States

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African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the history of African Americans or Black Americans.

Slavery

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Most African Americans are descended from Africans who were brought directly from Africa to America and became slaves.

Atlantic slave trade

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The future slaves were originally captured in African wars or raids and transported in the Atlantic slave trade.

West Africa

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African Americans are descended from various ethnic groups, mostly from ethnic groups that lived in Western and Central Africa, including the Sahel.

Central Africa

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African Americans are descended from various ethnic groups, mostly from ethnic groups that lived in Western and Central Africa, including the Sahel.

Sahel

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African Americans are descended from various ethnic groups, mostly from ethnic groups that lived in Western and Central Africa, including the Sahel.

East Africa

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A smaller number of African Americans are descended from ethnic groups that lived in Eastern and Southeastern Africa.

Southeast Africa

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A smaller number of African Americans are descended from ethnic groups that lived in Eastern and Southeastern Africa.