How did the rights for African Americans show  both change and continuityCan you guys please help me with this? one paragraph only.

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Rights for African- Americans represents both the ever present notion of advancement of the democratic experiment as well as serving as testimony to the promises and ideals of American History.  On one hand, the acknowledgment of legal and social rights for African- Americans reflects a great deal of transformation in American Society.  In a setting where slavery, Black Codes, Jim Crow segregation, and overt and covert forms of racial discrimination were all rampant, to acknowledge African- American rights in both codified form through the Constitution as well as through legislation, such as the Civil Rights Act in 1964, proved that America had made a significant stride in its understanding of racial identity.  At the same time, the idea of rights for African- Americans fits into the continuous notion of the Constitution's goal of "forming a more perfect union."  The Constitution has had a history of continuing to refine its notion of "the good," and while mistakes are made, its self correcting mechanism allows it to understand when rectification has to be made.  The notion of rights for African-Americans is one of those instances where transformation fits into the American social and political identity.