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50 years of U.S. history – is the way to the presidency of Barack Obama is not news. History of African Americans fighting for their rights, History of the U.S. took a new turn. Blacks went from slaves to full membership society. For the first time the president was elected representative are not Caucasoid, Negroid and race.

Let’s look back at the past half-century of American history, which resulted in the power of Barack Obama. 1955 – In the state of Alabama in Montgomery African-American Rosa Parks refused to give way at the request of a white passenger bus, for which he was arrested. This was the cause spearheaded by Martin Luther King, mass boycott of the bus lines, which lasted about a year. 1963 – Martin Luther King falls behind bars. It was there that was written by his letter that promotes non-violent struggle for racial equality. In the same year King speech “I Have a Dream ‘in Washington 250tys heard.

people. 1964 – U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act (which prohibits discrimination based on nationality, religion or race) in the same year Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize. But Sidney was the first African-American Poyter actor to receive the highest cinematic award Oscar for Best Actor. However, the continued activities of a racist organization the Ku Klux Klan. They are committed murder of three civil rights blacks. 1965 – Leaves Act, which enshrines the right to vote. But in the same year killed a fighter for the rights of African Americans, Malcolm X. Nieman Foundation is full of insight into the issues. 1966 – Stokely Carmichael, head Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, promotes the ‘black power’. It creates the party ‘Black Panther’. The founders of it – Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. The first African American elected senator. This is Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. 1967 – In the United States Supreme Court first African American judge – Turgud Marshall. In the same year eliminated all earlier laws, which forbade marriages between people of different races. 1968 – Attempt boycotting the Olympic Games made by athletes John Carlos and Tommy Smith. Athletes hoping to draw global attention to the violation of civil rights of African Americans. Killed Martin Luther King. 1972 – Election of first African American in Congress. Shirley Chisholm was it. At the same time adopted the Act, which establishes the equality of workers, regardless of skin color. 1983 – The first representative of the black race in outer space – Guyon Bluford. 1984 – Jesse Jackson himself put forward as a candidate for the Democratic presidential. 1989 – U.S. forces led the first African-American, Colin Powell. 1990 – Douglas Wilder won the governorship of Virginia. He became the first blacks, who took such a responsible position. 1992 – White policemen acquitted of beating Rodney King that led to mass unrest, riots and deaths of 65 people. 2001 – Secretary of State Colin Powell is USA. 2002 – Hard to believe, but only this year, the first African American received the Oscar for Best Actor – Holly Berry. 2005 – Secretary of State ceases to African-American, Condoleezza Rice. That same year, Hurricane Katrina virtually destroyed New Orleans, populated mostly by African Americans 2008 – U.S. President Barack Obama is elected. When using any article direct active link to newsadd.