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Aftermath

African-Americans after the war

Colin Powell is this country's first African-American secretary of state.

The African families that had been captured and brought to America as slaves were now free.

They were a group of people with new rights, opportunities, and freedoms. They could take part in whatever America had to offer. They were now truly African-Americans. Many people tried to stop the African-Americans from becoming an integral part of American society, but they failed. African-Americans have enriched this country for the last one hundred and thirty years.

They have made invaluable contributions to art, literature, medicine, politics, sports, and daily life just to name a few. African-Americans will continue to broaden and enrich the culture of this nation.

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The story

1. A Nation Divided

2. Events and Battles

3. Leaders

4. Daily Life

5. Aftermath


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