Striving for full citizenship and equality over many decades has not been an easy for African-Americans. Throughout that struggle, there have been great obstacles. Some have been people; others have been systems, organizations, as well as horrific events. A few of those challenges are outlined below. African-Americans have been met with numerous road blocks to freedom but have nonetheless held firm that the Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom and equality for all, ensuring a better country for us all.