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1 a Abraham Lincoln - 1809-65 Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States He believed slavery was wrong and encouraged the North America to fight for the freedom of slaves b Frederick Douglas - A runaway who wrote a book about his life as a slave and became active in the fall of slavery c Rosa Parks - On December 1st 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the city bus This was a big deal because black people had to give their seat up for white people so Parks made a start of something big She was called the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement d Malcolm X - A man converted to that Black Muslim religion The X in his name was to get rid of the white slave name given to him Malcolm X was a speaker for the dreams of race pride and Black Nationalism He was assassinated in 1965 e Louis Farrakhan - He is an American religious leader Head of the Nation of Islam He organized the Million-Man March in 1995 in Washington 1000s of black people vowed to make better of their family community and responsibility f Booker T Washington - 1865-1915 He was an American educator who encouraged black people to better educate themselves and through the economy g Marcus Garvey - 1887-1940 An American supporter of Black Nationalism He urged Black Americans to be proud of themselves and wanted them to return to Africa 2 Abolitionists - To get rid of something for good The legal extinction of Negro slavery Emancipation Proclamation - A statement saying that all slaves are to be free from any kind of restraint Abraham Lincoln ordered this on January 1st 1863 Segregation - To separate certain things from one another In this case separate facilities for black and white people Sharecropping - Another way of
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