Civil Rights Movements were a huge aspect of the 1970’s. Many positive accomplishments came from this struggle. Rev. Jesse Jackson founded PUSH, which was an organization that helped fight for black empowerment. In 1973 most United States cities declared Martin Luther King Day a national holiday. Harvard University opened an African American institute that allowed African American scholars to be further educated. Jessie Jackson also had a sit down with the Middle Eastern leader to try to settle the Middle East crisis. In 1979, Rap music started to emerge when rappers delight held Sugarhill’s Gang. African American life truly started to be enhanced.

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