With the help of the NAACP american culture wouldn’t be in the condition it is now. African Americans are looked at differently and now times have changed. Some question why desegregation in schools and public areas was so important, and how did it become so successful. Some people also wonder why the NAACP had such an effect on society today. But you can’t forget the NAACP was not always this perfect group the you always hear about, they also faced a lot of negativity and also influenced in negative ways you would want to know.
After slavery, African Americans in the south were in a time of change. Though they were free from slavery, whippings, and auctions, I believe life became difficult for them even after slavery ended. Racism began to grow increasingly, as many could not accept the fact that there was no more slavery. It became stricter when the government in the South enforced laws called Black Codes. Those laws were set to grant only certain rights to people of color.
Since the 20th century , the slavery has been broadly understood as forced labor. Slavery an based on a relationship of submission where one person sees another person and can exact from that person labor. African American got very hard time because they were seen as less than other people through their skin color and culture or low material. As they did not took their civil rights like other civil. From the 1600s, African Americans were treated as slaves for white people.
From 1816 to the end of slavery, how was slavery resisted? Why was it resisted in the way that you describe? African Americans enslaved in the United States tried to resist slavery in a number of different passive and violent ways. Slaves would try running away as one form of resistance, although they would not travel a relatively long distance, they would run away with the mindset of not permanently escaping from slavery, but instead to temporarily suspend their labor in attempt to bring negotiation and economic bargaining between slave and master. In these times, slave revolts were more likely to happen when the number of slaves was greater than that of the whites.
Jefferson wanted to abolish slavery but when freed they had to be removed from society since slaves took up most of Virginia’s population. In order to have a “disappearance” of an entirely black population Jefferson deported the future generation by shipping infants to Haiti. Jefferson believed deportation was the best solution because blacks and whites couldn’t coexist in America because of the nature of our color and intelligence. Blacks were “inferior” and were not capable of Christian virtue and salvation (Takaki 65). Many African Americans challenged Jefferson with evidence of what they are capable of but Jefferson refused to change his “opinion” (Takaki
President Andrew Johnson had very lenient policies for Reconstruction after the Civil War, which allowed southerners from the Confederate states to enact restrictive laws against blacks. These laws were called “Black Codes”, and were primarily designed to restrict African Americans’ labor and activity even though slavery had already been abolished. The Black Codes took away rights from African Americans that were guaranteed to them by the Fourteenth Amendment. For example, some states had laws that required African Americans to sign labor contracts each year and if they refused, they could be arrested, fined, or forced to work without pay. According to the fourteenth amendment, this was not allowed.
Clearly from the image described, those two groups didn’t see blacks as their equals and despised them. Their purpose in creating this image was to install fear in blacks to keep them from voting and believing that they are equal to those in the ex-confederacy. The kkk had been using terror tactics all throughout the Reconstruction era because they didn’t want blacks to vote or participate in their politics the kkk wanted to keep white supremacy. For a while the South had enacted black codes which replaced the slave codes. The black codes restricted the freedom of African Americans, but eventually the federal government ruled black codes unconstitutional.
They placed laws requiring voters to pass literacy tests (which could be judged arbitrarily) and pay poll taxes (which hit poor whites and poor blacks alike), effectively denying black men the franchise that was supposed to have been guaranteed by the 15th amendment"(page 4, reading #3). Since many blacks were poor and uneducated, the government used methods such as literacy tests and poll taxes to ensure that blacks would not be able to vote. Literacy tests were usually unnecessarily long and if a voter answered one question wrong, their entire participation in the election process was taken away. Blacks didn 't receive the best education, some received no education at all, making them more likely to not pass the test taking away their privilege to vote.
Society didn’t accept them, they were seen outcasts essentially everywhere in the U.S., and the government was afraid of them. Between 1800 and 1860, things were bleak and gloomy. Free blacks in the North faced limited freedoms and a variety of restrictions, politically, socially, educationally/economically, and religiously; however, the restrictions outweighed any possible freedoms they had. One of the many limited rights African Americans had was political, specifically suffrage and jury. Document A shows how little Northern states allowed voting, and even less permitted African American males to participate in a jury process.
Life Under Slavery The enslaved African-Americans faced several hardships and danger because, in the 1800s, they did not protect enslaved families, but they were able to create family lives, religious beliefs, and a distant culture. At any time, a husband or wife could be sold to a different owner, or a slaveholder’s death could lead to the breakup of an enslaved family. So, if the slaves were sold to a different owner they aren 't responsible anymore for what happens to them. For example, if the slave gains a sickness something like that and the slave ends up dying they aren 't responsible for that.
If you were to have the advantage to time travel and go back to the day’s when the African Americans were not treated as equals, it would more than be a horrific sight to see. The color of their skin determined their rights in life. To me that sounds like a horrible way to live. For instance during the civil war President Abraham Lincoln was working on purging the country from segregation. However, he was not able to finish this job he had started because of his unfortunate assassination.
The system of sharecropping was only a modified alternative for slavery considering the workers would always have debt owed to the landowner and they were not treated much better. They would rent a small portion of land and then they would give the landowner the majority of the crops. Document D shows how sharecropping was spread widely throughout the South, replacing slavery. This prevented freedmen from being completely free, even after slavery had been abolished. In addition, many African Americans in the North were limited when it came to getting jobs.
After the Underground Railroad, moral code came into question, and with the Constitution demanding all people be equal, the people in the North could no longer bear to uphold slavery. The Underground Railroad was risky and dangerous, but it furthered racial equality by creating a coalition against slavery and by freeing African
African slavery took place at around the 15 to 1800s. They were enslaved because the spaniards had a lot of land but nobody to work on it. Africans were often beat or tortured when denying to work or not working hard enough. No matter the situation it did not really work of for african americans.
To counter the 13th amendment southern states passed a series of laws called the black codes. They had the intent to restrict African American’s freedom. They made african americans compelled to work labor based jobs in the economy. They only received low wages or were only doing it to pay off debt.