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The African American Experience: Personal and Social Activism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

By: HB Papers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: H2510

ISBN: 0788425102

Condition: 248 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 248 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The end of the Civil War brought with it legal freedom for former slaves in the text of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With freedom came the expectation for equal rights to suffrage, citizenship, education, social services, work opportunities, and public access-everything that had been denied blacks prior to 1865. But the actuality of these rights for the multitude of America's people of African descent was not gained without a struggle. This volume explores the efforts made by Americans to bring the 1865 promise of freedom and equality to fruition, and examples of the res... View more info