American History Challenge

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Are you interested in learning more about U.S. history that you may not have learned in school? So am I! You’ve come to an interesting place!

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Ruby Bridges

Does the name sound familiar? Do you remember the story of the little black girl who went to an all-white school and she had to walk through protests on the way to school every day? Let me enlighten you. Born on September 8, 1954 in Mississippi to Lucille and Abon Bridges, Ruby Bridges would make…

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Sundown Towns

Sundown towns are cities or towns that are all-white on purpose. They use informal and formal means to keep African Americans or other people of color out of the city. The name derives from the posted and verbal warnings issued to Blacks that although they might be allowed to work or travel in a community…

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Henrietta Lacks

Our next topic of discussion is the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Specifically about tissue samples that were taken without her consent in 1951 and how they have advanced medical research for us today. A story of consent and righting a medical wrong. Henrietta Lacks (born Loretta Pleasant) was born on August 1, 1920 in…

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