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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community. As African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor.

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