Dr. king talk about a lot of hardships during this speech. The way that Dr. king showed the African Americans is by discrimination, racism and not getting any rights. For example Dr. king talks about a "Promissory note" which were suppose to give every person human rights but made them suffer more. Another example is "One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination" quoted by Dr. king. This shows that even after the "Promissory note" which is the declaration of independence they were stuck in this same place and being treated different because of their color.
Throughout this experience it showed that Dana was scared yet brave. Going through the tough and harsh conditions from the slavery of the past made Dana strong. This connects to the universal theme that racism is something that occurred long ago, and after many years, it still occurs
They say I stink. Well, I tell you, all of you stink to me” (68). As blacks were no longer enslaved, they were still an outcast in America at the time during the Great Depression. Treated unequally they couldn’t get the same jobs as what most white men could get but, if they do they were separated. As Crooks was working at the ranch just like the other men, he was living separately from the other men making him isolated.
Born February 23rd 1868 DuBois spent his life caught between two extremely unsettling times in the history of African-American culture. Living in the time after slavery but before the boom of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s Debois situated himself in such way that he was able to bring awareness about the unique experience felt by many African Americans during this time period. As an African American writer Sociologist, Civil Right Activist and a Pan -Africanist Dubois communicates the reality of his and his people’s struggle in the his paper Double-Consciousness and the Veil. He argues that “ there is a sense of always looking at oneself through the eyes of others”(Dubois,1903,pp.164). Defining what he would essentially coin as the powerlessness felt by many African Americans when they must decide subjectively and objectively weather to be African or American in a given situation.
In “We Wear the Masks,” Dunbar displays the oppression and pressure that the black community faced in the late 19th century. With remaining unjust laws and unforgetting former slaves, Dunbar evaluates the saddened and fake expression that his community faced. His title indicates that the newly freed black population in America could not truly be themselves but had to wear a “mask” that made them acceptable to the white population. Dunbar unites his community by projecting them as a whole encountering a new form slavery together. The poem aims to express how the black population was forced to hide their continued suffering in order to not endanger their newly gained freedom.
The passage basically tells the story of a slave who was essentially struggling to survive in an oppressive and unfair system, which can be viewed as a reflection of the time period that it was written in. From such a plotline, it can be inferred that the author’s life is difficult and they’re struggling to make ends meet in the poor economic climate of the Great Depression. This supports the existing evidence about the difficulties of the era, but it also shows how many people expressed their displeasure through art.
In the poem We Wear the Mask Dunbar considers that African Americans directly after the Civil War had to put on a metaphorical mask to the shame and guilt of hiding their identity. But Dunbar thinks that this just continues to evoke more pain and suffering upon the wearers of such masks as the “world dreams otherwise.” Though they have their freedom, what is freedom from slavery when they are enslaved by their emotions? Just as the speaker puts on a mask because he feels threatened by a world that rejects him for the color of his skin and fears ending up alone, people in our society put on a mask of reserve and presentation because they feel threatened by social norms and fear the possibility of ending up alone, but rather than let these fears take hold those who let the mask fall away and reveal the identity beneath are most-in-touch with their emotions and themselves. I slide my yearbook down the table like it’s no big deal, but more and more it seems like people are signing me off.
Racist ideas carried over through the years and had a lasting impact on the Black communities. Racial segregation lasted for about 100’s after the Civil War ended. To have their voices heard, hundreds of thousands of African Americans rose up and protested their unfair treatment. Today African Americans still suffer from discrimination. They are being discriminated against by in getting jobs or getting jobs that pay poorly.
The main reason for this is because a big portion of the united states where african american and another portion are white. Since whites have been here longer they have more authority over the blacks. Racial segregation became the law in most parts of the American South until the American Civil Rights Movement. By 1877 the democratic regained power of the south and the blacks suffered as a result. The Great Depression of the 1930s was catastrophic for all workers.
As I would see it the African American ''Great Migration'' development was a gigantic occasion that happened in the early 1900s, where a huge number of African Americans traveling from the South toward the North, Midwest and the West to get away from the ''different however not equivalent'' statement, which is known as the Jim Crow. The purpose behind this move financially, was for African Americans to look for some kind of employment or take after a particular profession way and African Americans Southerners trusted that political mistreatment, bigotry and partiality against blacks was essentially less extreme in the North. 2.What were at least 3 “push” factors (general or specific) which motivated many African Americans to move out of the