Biggest Moments in Black History

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  • The Voting Rights Act
  • Hip Hop
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  • Michael Jackson
  • Bill Cosby
  • Michael Jordan
  • 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

Oprah on Fire

In the 1980s and '90s, Oprah Winfrey rises in the Nielsens and on the Forbes lists to become the world’s most popular talk show host and the richest female media mogul in history.

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