Slavery was a black spot on history, both literally and figuratively, African American people not standing a chance, being condemned to a life in prison – the prison of being someone’s slave. Slavery officially ended in 1865 in the US, but even though that was a huge step, African American people where still discriminated and still lived a hard life. Even today, the war against racism isn’t over, but it has gotten much better since those days. Today’s America is filled with shopping malls and is booming cause of all the hard work of people from all races. You see a lot of online stores thriving because the foundation for a great country was laid ages ago.