African-American In The Late 1800s

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African-American in the late 1800s and early in the 1900s were socially, politically and economically restricted from participating in the Southern state. Although, slaves were abolished in the 1865, even though they were free and escape the brutality in the South, their rights of human being were still taking away from them. They were given little right such as owning property in specific area. African-American could sue, be sued and testify in court only involving other African-Americans. They were given the right to get marry, however, they could not interact or have an relationship outside of race. They were not giving the right to vote, could not used or possessed alcohol or used firearm. African-American were economically at risk because…show more content…
78). The justification given to White Southerner for these murders was that when a African-American raped white women, they need to be lynched. However, the inconsistencies that wells found out were that only a third of the African-American who were murdered were accused of rape and the other who were murdered were lynched for anything with crime or no crime at all. Most of the people who were lynched were innocent people, including women, children. It does not matter even if African-American who were lynched even if they were innocent. To the eyes of the White southerner all they want to is lynched. “The mob decided to take the remaining brother out to Camp Parapet and hang him there” (Document 73, pg. 99). Well found out that White mob would lynched family members or friends if they could not find the suspect. This brother of the suspect is innocent and did not rape White women, however, he was hung because of the hatred White men hold toward his brother. This is not about punishing crime, but to control or oppress them to social, economical in the society. Wells also found that white were rarely lynched even though they committed a crime. She found out that lynching become an entertainment for people in the South. When an African-American were about to lynched, it was announced on the newspaper for people to come and watch, even children can go and cheer for it.…show more content…
She want to make sure that the Northern were aware of what is happening in the South. She educated and showed that not all lying is about punishment for a crime, espacailly raping. She also went to Great Britain for her international crusade. During her time in Great Britain, Wells revealed that lynching is not always about punishing African-American of crime, but to oppressed them by living in fear. the United State especially the South. Wells got many supporters from Great Britain, who raised money for her to go and speak out in other places of what was really happend in the South. Although, Wells have many impacts in the United State about lynching, she never got the legislature to passed the law against lynching in the
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