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1

When did the slavery happen?

In the 17th, 18th and 19th century

2

When did the first twenty slaves arrive, and who were they?

- 1619
- They were servants and were set free after some years of service

3

What did The Declaration of Independence claim? (+year)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" (1776)

4

What was the main reason for importing slaves to the US?

Their labour was needed. Large plantations of cotton and tobacco required enormous workforces. The plantation owners depended on cheap workers to farm their land

5

When was the civil war?

1851-1865

6

When were slavery abolished?

1863

7

For how long was segregation allowed, and what got declared that year?

- Until 1954
- A Supreme Court ruling declared that the concept of "Separate but equal" was unconstitutional

8

What did happen in the 1950s?

The Civil Rights movement began to demand equal rights for all Americans. The movement was led by Martin Luther King and used non-violent

9

What did Rosa Park do, that made her arrested?

She refused to give up her seat to a white man, because she "was simply too tired"

10

What happen in 1963?

The march of Washington gathered between 200 000 and 300 000 people, demonstrating for equal opportunities in education, jobs and housing. It was here that Martin Luther King delivered his speech "I have a dream"

11

Who was the Black Panthers?

A group that rejected non-violent methods.
They used militant self-defense tactics in fighting for black power

12

Where was discrimination embedded before, and where is it today?

Before: in the political system
Today: In people's mind and actions