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Who is the Black Panther?

The late former Marvel editor-in-chief Stan Lee may have been was a major proponent to bringing the king of the fictional nation Wakanda to life, T’Challa, the Black Panther, was never expected to gain long-term success.
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From Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till: Black Lives Matter

On September 24, 2021, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will display clothing and other items in possession of Trayvon Martin when he was fatally shot in 2012. The items will be a part of the Legacies Gallery in the “Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies” exhibition.
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Frances Albrier: Californian Rights Activist

The life of west coast activist Frances M. Albrier (1898-1987) brings into sharp focus the unsung role of Californians in the early fight for American civil, labor and human rights.
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To Freedom: Voices of the Formerly Enslaved

The United States abolished slavery Dec. 6, 1865, by amending the Constitution to state, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
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Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, and the Struggle for Racial Justice

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, on Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and gang-raped by six white men. The crime, which N.A.A.C.P. activist Rosa Parks investigated and which garnered extensive coverage in the black press, never saw the indictment of the accused.
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