Biggest Moments in Black History

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  • 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
  • 061912 national this day black history slavery
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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
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Motown Records
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Voting Rights Act is signed on August 6, 1965, outlawing routine voting fraud and discrimination against African Americans.

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