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Alexander Walters
Bishop Alexander Walters
Alexander Walters
(August 1, 1858 – February 2, 1917)[1] was an American clergyman and noted civil rights leader. Born a slave in Bardstown, Kentucky, just before the Civil War, he rose to become a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
at the age of 33, then president of the National Afro-American Council, the nation's largest civil rights organization, at the age of 40, serving in that post for most of the next decade.[2]Contents1 Biography1.1 National Afro-American Council 1.2 Later life2 Private life 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Walters was born August 1, 1858 in Bardstown, Kentucky
Bardstown, Kentucky
the oldest son of Henry and Harriet Walters. He was educated at a private school taught by a number of teachers
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Bardstown, Kentucky
Bardstown is a home rule-class city[3] in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was recorded as 11,700 by the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Nelson County.[4] It is named for the pioneering Bard brothers. David Bard obtained a 1,000 acres (400 ha) land grant in 1785 in what was then Jefferson County, Virginia, from Governor Patrick Henry. William Bard surveyed and platted the town.[1] It was originally chartered as Baird's Town in 1788, and has also been known as Beardstown, and Beards Town.[1][5]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics4.1 2010 4.2 20005 Transportation 6 Attractions and events 7 Education 8 Notable people 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] See also: Bardstown Historical MuseumSt
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Ellis Island
Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station for over 60 years[8] from 1892 until 1954. Ellis Island was opened January 1, 1892. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine
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Baltimore
Baltimore
Baltimore
(/ˈbɔːltɪmɔːr/, locally [ˈbɔɫmɔɻ]) is the largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States. Baltimore
Baltimore
was established by the Constitution of Maryland[9] and is an independent city that is not part of any county. With a population of 611,648 in 2017, Baltimore
Baltimore
is the largest independent city in the United States
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New York, New York
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
(March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States. He also served in the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
and as the United States Secretary of State
United States Secretary of State
under Woodrow Wilson. Because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people, he was often called "The Great Commoner".[2] Born and raised in Illinois, Bryan moved to Nebraska
Nebraska
in the 1880s. He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1890 elections, serving two terms before his defeat in the 1894 Senate elections
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National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era New Great MigrationCultureStudies Art Business history Black conductors Black mecca Black sc
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National Urban League
The National Urban League
National Urban League
(NUL), formerly known as the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, is a nonpartisan civil rights organization based in New York City that advocates on behalf of African Americans and against racial discrimination in the United States. It is the oldest and largest community-based organization of its kind in the nation
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Woodrow Wilson
President of the United StatesPresidencyFirst Term1912 campaignElection1st InaugurationWomen's suffrage Suffrage
Suffrage
paradeThe New Freedom Silent Sentinels Federal Reserve Act Clayton Antitrust
Antitrust
Act Federal Trade Commission United States occu
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Liberia
Coordinates: 6°30′N 9°30′W / 6.500°N 9.500°W / 6.500; -9.500Republic of LiberiaFlagCoat of armsMotto: "The Love Of Liberty Brought Us Here"Anthem: All Hail, Liberia, Hail!Location of  Liberia  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)Capital and largest city Monrovia 6°19′N 10°48′W / 6.317°N 10.800°W / 6.317; -10.800Official languages EnglishSpoken and national languages[1]Liberian EnglishEthnic groups (2008[2])20.3% Kpelle 13.4% Bassa 10.6% Americo-Liberian 10.0% Grebo 8.0% Gio 7.9% Mano 6.0% Kru 5.1% Lorma 4.8% Kissi 4.4% GolaReligion85.6% Christianity 12.2% Islam 2.2% others[2]Demonym LiberianGovernment Unitary presidential republic• PresidentGeorge Weah• Vice PresidentJewel Ta
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Immigration And Naturalization Service
The United States Immigration
Immigration
and Naturalization
Naturalization
Service (INS) was an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1933 to 1940 and the U.S. Department of Justice from 1940 to 2003. Referred to by some as former INS[2] and by others as legacy INS, the agency ceased to exist under that name on March 1, 2003, when most of its functions were transferred to three new entities – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Immigration
Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration
Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S
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Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem
Harlem
Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s. During the time, it was known as the " New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. The Movement also included the new African-American
African-American
cultural expressions across the urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest United States affected by the African-American Great Migration,[1] of which Harlem
Harlem
was the largest
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Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro
Taliaferro
Washington (c. 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American
African-American
community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow
Jim Crow
discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Washington was a key proponent of African-American
African-American
businesses and one of the founders of the National Negro Business League. His base was the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college in Alabama
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Mercer Ellington
Mercer Kennedy Ellington[2] (March 11, 1919 – February 8, 1996) was an American musician, composer, and arranger.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life and education 1.2 Career 1.3 Death and legacy2 Personal life 3 Discography3.1 As leader 3.2 As arranger4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Early life and education[edit] Ellington was born in Washington, DC. He was the only child of the composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington and his high school sweetheart Edna Thompson (d. 1967). By the age of eighteen, Ellington had written his first piece to be recorded by his father ("Pigeons and Peppers")
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Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an African American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club
Cotton Club
at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Because of the Red Scare and her political activism, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.[2] Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington
March on Washington
in August 1963 and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television while releasing well-received record albums
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Carmen McRae
Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1922 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century and is remembered for her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretation of lyrics.[1] McRae was inspired by Billie Holiday, but she established her own voice. She recorded over sixty albums and performed worldwide.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Early career 3 Chicago
Chicago
interlude 4 Return to New York 5 Performances 6 Death 7 Awards 8 Discography8.1 Albums 8.2 Guest appearances 8.3 Filmography8.3.1 Films 8.3.2 Television9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksEarly life and education[edit] McRae was born in Harlem
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