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Since the end of the American Civil War, African Americans have struggled to achieve equality. In 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ended slavery in the United States. The Fourteenth Amendment granted equal protection under the law to African Americans in 1867, and in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment gave African-American men the right to vote. Despite having received equal rights according to the United States Constitution, many white people continued to discriminate against African Americans across the United States.
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