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The Irony of the White House and Overcoming Barriers With Barack Obama

Did you know the White House was built with the help of slaves? The White House is considered a symbol of American freedom and democracy as the residence of the United States’ president. This is a strange irony in America’s history. When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the irony came full circle. It was just forty-four years earlier that African-Americans were given the right to vote. The election of the first African-American president is the culmination of 200 years of tearing down racial and political barriers. America’s promise of freedom and equal rights for all its citizens is symbolized anew through this extraordinary event. Many people helped break down the civil rights barriers and pave the way for this milestone. Learn more about the events and people who helped shape Barack Obama’s life and advance the fight against racial inequality for Black History Month. “Barack Obama: Overcoming Barriers” and 

America’s Journey Through Slavery, Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

The Great Emancipator had modest beginnings. Abraham Lincoln was raised on a Kentucky farm as a child pioneer. He hunted and fished for his family, and whenever he had spare time, he could be found reading books. One of his favorite books was a biography about George Washington. He grew to be a successful lawyer with the values he learned from the former president. Before he became the sixteenth president of the U.S., his interest in politics led him to take a moral stand against slavery. He ran for president as a member of the newly established Republican party. Lincoln led this new party into what would become the costliest and most deadly conflict in America. At a turning point in the Civil War, he renamed the cause from reunifying the union to abolishing slavery. The Journey Through Slavery Ends Lincoln said that all people held as slaves “henceforward shall 

Celebrate Black History Month With “Heroes of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks”

When Harriet Tubman was just seven years old, she was sent to another household, away from her mother and father, her eight brothers and sisters, and the one-room cabin they all lived in. She had already been working as a slave for a year, carrying heavy buckets of water to fieldworkers. At the new place, Harriet was given the job of winding yard, and she was often whipped. She had no bed, and she kept her feet warm on cold nights by sticking them in the fireplace ashes. She loved the outdoors, so when her new owner made her work setting muskrat traps in the cold river waters, she managed to find enjoyment despite the harsh conditions and scraps of food she was given. She was a slave without her family, a home, or the freedom to do what she liked. Harriet Tubman kept working hard all her life. Once 

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