HISTORY OF SLAVE TRADE IN AMERICA -Slavery in the United States was a form of unfree labor which existed as a legal institution in North America for more than a century before the founding of the United States in 1776, -Most slaves were black and were held by whites, although some Native Americans and free blacks also held slaves; there were a small number of white slaves as well.[3] Europeans also held some Native Americans as slaves, and African-Native Americans. -By the 1860 United States Census, the slave population in the United States had grown to four million.[8] THE TREATMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTRUARY THE CIVAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT -The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring voting rights in Southern states CIVAL RIGHTS LEADERS, EG MARTIN LUTHER KING, MALCOM X -Martin Luther King Jr formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C.) fought to have blacks able to register and vote -Malcolm X worked to end segregation in the 1960's. He preached to others that they should do whatever they needed to do to fight for their rights -Jesse Jackson worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. to get equal jobs for Blacks. -Marcus Garvey started the Back to Africa Movement to help Blacks be treated more equally THE KU KLUX KLAN -first emerged following the civil wars as Americas first true terrorist group At first, the Ku Klux Klan focused its anger and violence of African-Americans, on white Americans who stood up for them, and against the federal Government which supported their rights. There is about 40 Klans vary of sizes. AFRICAN AMERICAN SONG LYRICS