In one of the most tragic events in human history, Africa and its coasts were heavily invaded by individuals from all across the world. Ships were filled with Africans of many different tribes and eventually sold as slaves.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade is believed to have forcibly displaced some 12.5 million between the 17th and 19th Centuries.
Life on a Plantation was grueling and oppressive. African men, women, and children worked the fields from dawn to dusk under orders and supervision of White overseers.
On February 1, 1960 four black students sat down at the segregated lunch counter at F.W. Woolworth Co. in Greensboro North Carolina.
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