Black History Month: The African-American Civil Rights Movement

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Growing up in a prominently white family with very little diversity aside from some cousins with Bolivian, Chinese, and Vietnamese backgrounds, I can’t say I grew up with really any black culture. I went to schools that were evidently white and then was taught history only made by white Americans. The only time we ever discussed the crucial past of black history was in February during Black History Month. How can we segregate black and white history when black history is American history? Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement started in 1955 and today in 2016 we are still seeing the same horror that was experienced by black Americans over 60 years ago. Of course,
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