Historical Progression Of African Americans Essay

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The Progression of African Americans Janet L. Ash HIS 204 Professor Lance Bernard September 22, 2009 The Progression of African Americans The way of life for African Americans has come from being auctioned and sold as slaves to having equal rights as American citizens. Reference Whisnant, A.M. (2009). Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage: Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Town. The Journal of Southern History, 75(3), 844-845, Retrieved September 21, 2009, from Research Library. Abstract: The one significant local monument connected to African American history, a purported “slave auction block,” has, meanwhile, been a site of contested memory. Examines the efforts of the local Children of the Shenandoah organization to press Shenandoah National Park and to install exhibits that more accurately portray the residents who were removed in order to create the park – evidence she says, of marginalized citizens’ ability to exert their agency in the revision of public history. Michel, G.L.(2004). Sunbelt Revolution: The Historical Progression of the Civil Rights struggle in the Gulf South, 1866-2000. The Journal of American History 91(1), 320. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from Research Library. Abstract: Michel reviews Sunbelt Revolution: The Historical Progression of the Cvil Rights Struggle in the Gulf South, 1866-2000 edited by Samuel C. Hyde Jr. Kachun, M. (2009), From Forgotten Founder to Indispensible Icon: Crispus Attucks, Black Citizenship, and Collective Memory, 1770-1865. The Journal of the Early Republic, 29(2). Retrieved September 21, 2009, from Project Muse. Abstract: This study illustrates and assesses the historical amnesia surrounding Corpus Attucks and his role in the American Revolution

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