In the history of African Americans in this country, there have been some tremendous movements and images that seem to capture the mood of the country and the black community at that time...In the years to come there would be great steps forward. One by one, every area of American life would see breakthroughs by African Americans in the areas of sports, entertainment, education, and politics. There were many proud moments and there were many moments of tremendous shame and heinous acts committed by both white and black people. But through all that struggle, society continued to grow and adapt to the will of the people as has always been the tradition of American culture.