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Black History Month February 7th, 2019

As we know, the month of February is black history month. This is connected to a slew of topics. To go along with these topics I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate some new vocabulary words/phrases:

learn english, black history, study abroad

Civil Rights: the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality

Sit-in: (of a group of people) occupy a place as a form of protest.

NAACP(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People): is a civil rights organization in the United States formed in 1909 as a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.

KKK(Ku Klux Klan): an organization in the United States formed in 1865 which encourages white supremacy and anti-Semitism as well as resistance to gay rights.

Prejudice: dislike, hostility, or unjust behavior deriving from unfounded opinions.

Movement: a group of people working together to advance their shared political, social, or artistic ideas.

Emancipation Proclamation: the proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

Empower: make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.

Activism: the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.

Xenophobia(Zee-no-fo-bee-uh): dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

 
 
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