The United States And The Civil Rights Movement Essay

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The United States of America is the only country with so many different types of ethnicities under the same government. African Americans generally, persons living in the western hemisphere who are descendants of Africans, especially black Africans. Ethnicity is defined as a shared culture, which may include heritage, language, religion, and more. No ethnicity group came into this country without fighting for their place in society, but the longest fighting group was done by African Americans from 1620 to 1960s. Although slavery was abolished in 1865, the Civil Rights Movement ended it all.
African American came to the United states in two different ways the slave trade and migration. The first Africans who arrived in North America were ladinos, Africans acculturated in the ways of Spain, who acted as servants, soldiers, and scouts with the Spanish campaigns of the early sixteenth century.Most of the earliest black immigrants to the Americas were natives of Spain and Portugal. The slave trade was controlled by the Crown, which sold the right to import slaves to entrepreneurs. According to Ira Berlin there was four major movements of slaves, “forced from Africa (transatlantic slave trade), internal slave trade (transported from Atlantic to South America), black Americans ( from rural South to urban North) and the last would be the free entrances that occurred at the end of the twentieth century” (Berlin, 2012) increased the African Community in the country. African…

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