African Americans Failures

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From 1865 through 1909 African Americans endure some tough times as well for some admirable times. Their experiences weren’t all bad there were some proud moments where African Americans believed in change that they saw in equality but later noticed that it had been taken away from them. When the government had abandoned African Americans rights and had made it hard for them to be normal citizen because of their outrageous law that African Americans had. Which made certain African Americans used their voice for the oppressed and spoke out of their injustice that happened in the south. These are their successes and failures that African Americans experience in their life do to discrimination, segregation, and inequality. For African Americans,…show more content…
That made it difficult for African Americans to vote also the Ku Klux Klan was a danger for African Americans because of so many lynches that happened in the south to discouraged voters. Then “from the late 1870s onward, southern legislatures passed a series of laws requiring the separation of whites from “persons of color” on public transportation, in schools, parks, restaurants, theaters, and other locations” (Costly) known as the Jim Crow laws. The case Plessy v. Ferguson was based in Louisiana where an incident happened when an African-American train passenger Homer Plessy refused to sit in a Jim Crow car, breaking a Louisiana law. This case went up to the Supreme Court because of the law that was broken and it became a significant to African Americans where stood under the law. The Supreme Court argued that Plessy was treated equal there was no Constitution veiled but he broke the law by not sitting where he didn’t belong. The Supreme Court concluded that African Americans were all citizens and were all equal before the law. They were equal but separated that became slogan for segregation laws that claim separated but equal but African Americans weren’t equal. Under the law which claim to be fair yet…show more content…
Wells was an African American who saw hope in the African American life to change since she saw it with her parents being former slaves and achieved higher things. That perspective changed when she saw the rights of African Americans being taken away from white Americans. Wells’s goals were to let the world know the horrible things that happened in the South to African Americans. In Memphis, she was editor for the Free Speech and Headlight there she” editorials under the pseudonym "Iola," she condemned violence against blacks, disfranchisement, poor schools, and the failure of black people to fight for their rights.” (PBS) In 1892, her friend Tom Moss, a respected black store owner and friend of Barnett, were lynched after defending his store against an attack by whites. Wells, angry of the evil attacked she wrote in her newspaper exposing the lynches that happened to innocent people. Wells encouraged the black residents of Memphis to leave town because it was not safe for anyone of color. Wells left town and her newspaper was destroyed by a mob warned her to never return to Memphis because her life was in danger. She always kept exposing white violence and lynching defending black victims. The “following year she helped organize the National Association of Colored Women and she helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” (PBS) she was a big advocate of the needs of African Americans. Wells was also among the few Black leaders who
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