SOC308 Unique Ethnic Groups in the America: Black Americans

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econd largest ethnic and racial group in the United States. Black American or African-American population in the United States can be traced back to early 1600s when the first African-Americans arrived in the American colonies under indentured servitude. Not more than a decade later and the first slaves entered America when they were brought into New York, then known as New Amsterdam

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Unique Ethnic Groups in the America: Black AmericansName: Janice KetchumSOC308: Racial & Ethnic GroupsInstructor: Catina ErwinDate: July 14, 2014Black Americans constitute one of the fastest growing minority populations in the United States and are the second largest ethnic and racial group in the United States. Black American or African-American population in the United States can be traced back to early 1600s when the first African-Americans arrived in the American colonies under indentured servitude. Not more than a decade later and the first slaves entered America when they were brought into New York, then known as New Amsterdam. This debuted slavery on the American continent and a long-fought battle for emancipation by the black population of America ensued. The American Civil War of 1861 to 1865 between the North and the South, the Civil Rights Movement are some of the notable events that granted Black Americans equal rights with their white counterparts. The post-civil rights era has advantaged Black Americans politically and economically e.g. they have been elected to top leaderships in state and senate positions such as Governor Douglas Wilder, first African American elected governor in U.S. history. They have also advanced greatly in other social and academic sectors e.g. youth and social enterprise, have gone on to become academic lecturers and professors in teaching and research. History of Black Americans The Black A

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