As well as some religious and economic practices, besides, families, community and political systems. “The Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movement are only two of many periods in black history that have shaped the African American experience” (tnj.com, 2010). The previous sentence confirms that black history is not only impacting the African American history or culture but also this shaped their American experience. Eventually, culture refers to the way of life in what they are from, what dialect they talk and their religion, while identity means their nationalities and in to which country they belong. Both parts can’t be separated from one another, and both play important role in defining one character.
This march was protesting the discrimination black americans faced when looking for work. Over 250,000 black and white protestors stood in front of the washington monument in efforts to gain equal pay and job opportunity. At this march Dr. King gave his most memorable speech known as his “I have a Dream” speech in which he called for the end of racism. This event sent shockwaves throughout the country and brought light to the racism that lived within it and affected the minds of millions. King’s speech lead to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which gave blacks the right to vote and the restriction to discriminate someone for a job based off of their race.
In history there was a lot of parties and movements that involved racial equality, but the one that stood out was the Black Panther party. The black power movement started in 1966 and lasted until 1982. This movement changed the world and how African Americans perceived it. The original name for this group was the “Black Panther Party for Self-Defense”. The self-defense was there because of the lynching’s that would happen or the injustice of police beatings.