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The Future Emerges from the Past
The Future Emerges from the Past: Celebrating 200 Years of Alabama African American History
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In eight distinct sections, a team of distinguished scholars and writers guide the reader to discover the little-known details about African American involvement in the region that would become known as the "Heart of Dixie." We explore the effects of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction on the black community; the origin of Alabama's historically-black colleges and universities; the lingering impact of Post-Reconstruction era policies; the 1901 state constitution, and "Jim Crow" segregation; African American Alabamian in the military, the modern civil rights movement and noteworthy achievements in the areas of business, sports, entertainment, and other fields of endeavor by African Americans who call Alabama home.
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