The CBC and A Free South Africa

For over 14 years members of the Congressional Black Caucus advocated for justice, freedom and equality in South Africa. Members introduced bills, organized rallies and participated in protests in opposition to the apartheid regime. On July 26th 1988, Representative Charles Rangel (NY-13) addressed the House of Representatives in an effort to gather support to toughen the sanctions against South Africa. The Anti- Apartheid Act Amendments H.R 1580 called for a comprehensive approach to the anti-apartheid movement and called for the United States to firmly oppose the blatant violations of human rights. This month, Avoice would like to highlight the work of the Congressional Black Caucus in the anti-apartheid movement. We invite you to learn more about the role of the CBC and their fight for justice.

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Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world, the Share My Lesson team has highlighted some free lesson plans, worksheets and activities to help teachers celebrate African-American History Month in their classrooms. To view some of these excellent resources, click here.

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Criminal Justice

Discover the history of CBC activism on criminal justice issues including police brutality, drug trafficking, sentencing and prison reform.

Origins of the CBC

Trace the history of the CBC with an in-depth look at exactly how, when and why the Caucus was initially formed.

Voting Rights Act

Learn how the CBC has spent years fighting tirelessly to protect the voting rights of underrepresented people

MLK, Jr. Holiday Bill

Look back at how the CBC led the charge for the creation of a federal holiday honoring the civil rights hero.

Anti-Apartheid Movement

Look back at how the CBC led the charge for the creation of a federal holiday honoring the civil rights hero.

Women of the CBC

Read about the important role that African American women played in the advancement of healthcare.

Environmental Justice

Learn how members of the CBC have been at the forefront of the Environmental Justice Movement.

Education Policy

Explore CBC involvement in U.S. education policy and Elementary and Secondary Education Act milestones.