OUR NATION CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH this FEBRUARY!

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OUR NATION CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH this FEBRUARY!. Every February, we are asked to remember the many African-Americans in our country who struggled for civil rights .. What are civil rights ?. These are the freedoms that many of us take for granted. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • OUR NATION CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH this FEBRUARY!

  • Every February, we are asked to remember the many African-Americans in our country who struggled for civil rights.

  • What are civil rights?

  • These are the freedoms that many of us take for granted

  • They include the freedom to go to school where we want to

  • To work at a job of our choice and interest

  • To live in a house and neighborhood where we want

  • And to vote for our own leaders.

  • But not everyone in our country has always been treated equally.

  • Sometimes, African-Americans were treated differently and unfairly.

  • Not everyone has enjoyed these civil rights.

  • Our history is full of very brave people who fought for equality.

  • And many used their right of FREE SPEECH found in the First Amendment to bring about change!

  • Lets take a look at some of these leaders who fought for civil rights.

  • Sojourner Truth worked for civil rights in New York and other states in the early 1800s.

    She was a speaker all over the country demanding womens rights to vote!

  • Frederick Douglas started his own newspaper.He wrote against slavery and traveled around the country giving speeches, telling people about his experiences as a slave.

    He used his FIRST AMENDMENT freedoms to convince people about the evils of slavery.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. was a preacher and leader for African-Americans civil rights.

    He used his freedom of speech and the press, asking for people to be judged by their contributions, not by the color of their skin.

  • CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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