The civil rights movement in the United States was a decades-long struggle with the goal of enforcing constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already enjoyed. The injustice of Jim Crow Laws and the violence suffered is profound.
Slavery had been deeply intertwined into the economy of the 18th century American colonies. This is the story of a slave in the home of Colonel Ashley and how she used the U.S Revolution to sue for freedom and won her case against the state of Massachusetts.
The blog will be placing a spotlight on a very important movement in American history over the next few weeks in honor of Black History Month. I want to focus on the positive changes and crucial moments during a time where injustice thrived!