Biggest Moments in Black History

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  • Bill Clinton
  • Million Man March
  • Franklin Raines
  • Bob Johnson
  • Barack Obama
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  • slavery, abolition
  • military
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  • Wilberforce University
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Hiram Revels
  • P.B.S. Pinchback
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  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Motown Records
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Voting Rights Act
  • Hip Hop
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  • Michael Jackson
  • Bill Cosby
  • Michael Jordan

Black CEOs on the Rise

In 1999, Franklin Raines crashes through the glass ceiling to become the first African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 Company and ushers in an era of African-American executive prominence (including Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner) that climaxes with at least five major companies being headed by Blacks at the same time.

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