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African American Studies: Black Freedom Movement

Resources on African American history, literature, biography, and arts as well as racism and statistical resources

Black Freedom Movement

Civil Rights Phase (1955-1965)

Black Power Component (1966-1975)

1968 Olympics in Mexico City

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