Ch 11: African Americans in the U.S.

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Refresh your understanding of the history and culture of African Americans in the U.S. with this helpful chapter. Our video and text lessons are easy to follow, professionally designed and mobile-friendly to make your preparations for an upcoming exam or class discussion simple and fun.

African Americans in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Our instructors outline the history, heritage and culture of African Americans in the United States in this engaging chapter. You'll review the role of African Americans in the Civil War, their history and some facts about this era in time. Contemporary issues facing African Americans today in the United States are also covered in these lessons. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Identify some of the causes of the Great Migration
  • Describe the African American movements and politics of the 1920s in the U.S.
  • Detail the status of African Americans from the Civil War era onward
  • See current demographics stats for African Americans living in the U.S.

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African Americans in the U.S.: History, Heritage & Cultural Issues

1. African Americans in the U.S.: History, Heritage & Cultural Issues

There are several ethnic minority groups in the United States. This lesson explores the African American experience, from the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the Civil Rights Movement, even delving into some of today's most significant cultural issues.

African Americans in the Civil War: History & Facts

2. African Americans in the Civil War: History & Facts

In this lesson, we will explore the experiences of African Americans during the Civil War. Some of them were slaves; others were free. Some were 'contraband' runaways; others were soldiers. Together, they contributed greatly to Civil War history.

The Great Migration: Definition & Causes

3. The Great Migration: Definition & Causes

The economic conditions of World War I led to a massive movement of African Americans from the South to the North, known as the Great Migration. Examine the causes and effects of this phenomenon.

African-American Movements & Politics of the 1920s

4. African-American Movements & Politics of the 1920s

This lesson explores the African American movement of the 1920s. It also highlights the horrific Red Summer, while defining the New Negro, the Back to Africa movement, and the Harlem Renaissance.

Status of African Americans from the Civil War Onwards

5. Status of African Americans from the Civil War Onwards

The Civil War marked a turning point in the status of African Americans living in the United States. Despite sweeping reforms and new legislation, African Americans were forced to keep fighting for fair and equal treatment.

Contemporary Issues for African-Americans in the US

6. Contemporary Issues for African-Americans in the US

What issues do African Americans currently face in the United States? This lesson looks at the Black population as far as demographic splits in the US and what issues are of prominent concern to this group of people.

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