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Land and Housing

Land ownershp provides autonomy and capital and enables wealth to be passed down from one generation to the next

Photograph of Louis Manigault, Jr. in a field

Education

African Americans established schools for their communities and have taken innovative approaches to education - challenging segregation and discrimination all the while

Photograph of Geoffrey Canada engaging with students

Law

African Americans continue the fight for social justice and equal treatment under the law.

People waiting in line to vote

Health

Structural racism and racist beliefs about African Americans have shaped access to care and health outcomes

Black women in masks at a protest

Military

While serving the nation, African Americans continued to fight for justice and their own freedom

General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, United States Central Command and former Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq