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Aboriginal peoples

Aboriginal peoples  

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The first reported decision of the High Court in which an Aboriginal person was a party to the proceedings seems to have been Tuckiar v The King (1934). This was ...
Accommodationism

Accommodationism  

As African Americans fought racial prejudice in the United States following the Civil War, some black leaders proposed a strategy of accommodation. The idea of accommodation called for African ...
affirmative action

affirmative action  

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Any form of positive discrimination taken to assist or promote members of disadvantaged groups, e.g. under Affirmative Action (Equal Employment Opportunity for Women) Act 1986 (Cth). See ...
African Grove Theater

African Grove Theater  

The African Grove Theater, also known as the American Theater and the African Theater, entertained black and white New Yorkers from 1821 to 1823. The theater, founded by the former ...
African Methodist Episcopal Church

African Methodist Episcopal Church  

The first church in the USA to be made up entirely of African-Americans. It came into being in 1787 when those with black skin refused to be segregated in the ...
African Union Methodism

African Union Methodism  

African Union Methodism originated in 1813 in Wilmington, Delaware, as one of several independent black Protestant denominations established in the early Republic in reaction to the racism of ...
ageism

ageism  

Discrimination or prejudice against persons on the basis of their age.
anti-discrimination law (discrimination law)

anti-discrimination law (discrimination law)  

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The term generally used to refer to a body of international instruments and statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of attributes such as sex, race, disability, carer responsibilities, ...
Asian Americans

Asian Americans  

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from ...
Baltimore, Maryland, Slavery In

Baltimore, Maryland, Slavery In  

Although it was by and large a slave city, Baltimore boasted a large free black population, which included Frederick Douglass's wife, Anna Murray, who worked for a postman on the ...
Baptists and African Americans

Baptists and African Americans  

No faith has been more closely associated with the African American community historically than the Baptist Church. In the colonial period sectarian Baptists were some of the first Christians to ...
Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker  

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(1731–1806),free-born black of Maryland, whose calculations of astronomical tables were published annually (1791–97) in his Almanack and Ephemeris. He served on a commission to survey and design the ...
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton  

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(1946– )US politician, 42nd President of the USA (1993–2001). A Democrat, he was elected on a programme of reducing the federal deficit by cutting military spending and reforming taxation, while ...
Black Abolitionists

Black Abolitionists  

Historians acknowledge the existence of “two abolitionisms” in the antebellum United States—one black, one white. Although black and white abolitionists shared similar views about the moral evil of ...
Black Codes and Slave Codes, Colonial

Black Codes and Slave Codes, Colonial  

In the colonial and early national periods most slave jurisdictions developed elaborate systems of law for the regulation of blacks. These were generally known as slave codes, although they usually ...
Black Separatism

Black Separatism  

After 1820, when the political climate in the United States began to turn more strongly against black people, black separatism and full integration into American society were the two main ...
Cambria Incident

Cambria Incident  

In August 1845, shortly after the publication of his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the author boarded the steamship Cambria of the Cunard Line for Great ...
Charles Hamilton (1895–1950) Houston

Charles Hamilton (1895–1950) Houston  

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,litigator, law school educator, with a principal role in defining, planning, and implementing the legal phase of the African-American struggle for racial justice, 1930–50.Born in the District of ...
civil liberties

civil liberties  

One of the fundamental principles of open, free societies, written into constitutions of many nations, civil liberty is the right of citizens to go about their lawful business without intrusive ...
civil rights

civil rights  

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In countries that have victimized certain groups in society, this means emancipation, elimination of segregation, equity, and equality of access to the services and institutions of society. See also ...

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