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Webquest The history of African Americans Use this link: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtimeline.html/ 1: When did the first African slave come to America? 2: Why did the invention of “the cotton gin” become so important to the destiny of African Americans? 3: Who was Nat Turner? 4: How many slaves lived in The United States before the Civil War? http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/wahl.slavery.us 5. Where in the States did most of the slaves live? Check this: http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/wahl.slavery.us 6: When was the American Civil War ? 7: What does the Emancipation Proclamation state? And who was the President who issued the declaration? 8: What is the KKK and when was I founded? 9: In 1896 a Supreme Court decision (højesteretskendelse) ,Plessy v. Ferguson, “holds that racial segregation is constitutional”. Why do you think this was such an important decision? 10: In the States there are 2 major immigration waves (the Great Migration). How many African Americans emigrated from the south in the 1920s and onwards? Use this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_in_the_United_States#Great_Migration After WW2 many other African Americans emigrated – from where to where? And why? Use this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching_in_the_United_States#Second_Great_Migration 11: In 1931 Nine black youths were arrested in Scottsboro, Alabama. Why, and what happened to them? 12: In 1954 the “Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.” declares that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional – explain in Danish what unconstitutional means. And explain why this was a very important decision. 13: 1955: what is the Emmet Till case about? What was the effect of it? 14: What did Rosa Park do to make her a very famous person? (1955) 15: When did Martin Luther King form an organization to fight for civil rights for the

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