Biggest Moments in Black History

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 011613 national black history Niagara movement
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Jackie Robinson

Malcolm X Challenges Racial Constraints

Malcolm X rises to prominence with fiery, agitating rhetoric that encourages self-respect and understanding within Black Americans and challenges notions of white supremacy. He was assassinated as he prepared to speak at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 21, 1965.

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