I was surprised by the whole unit reading about the unfortunate racial tension between Caucasians and African-American people. Even After the civil war there was still too much segregation. Schools formed to teach African-American students finding a way to separate Caucasians from African-Americans. Colleges created for African-American students due to the Morrill Act, of 1890. Yet Caucasian colleges were still getting more state funding.
Music in many ways made a very good or better improved life for the immigrant's,from 1910 to 1970 About 6 million African Americans moved from the Southern United States to the Midwest, and Western states to look for a better life. They moved because the Southern part of the United States had a lack of jobs,education,discrimination, and denied rights. The main cities,states,or countries that they migrated to or moved to where New York,Chicago,Philadelphia, and Detroit guessing that one of them would give them a better future for them and their families to live at. One of the Music and dances that the African Americans did was called the Renaissance and that's what represented them as something fun and entertaining for them to do. Other impact of music was Jazz music they had a specific dance and song for
The course begins with the year 1877, which is when Reconstruction “ended”, even though it stilled occurred for years after, but not at as great of capacity. I believe that this is the best place to start this course because there is a different name to the United States after Reconstruction, and to see how much progress was made after the Civil War. Many important events occurred during Reconstruction, such as the creation of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. These amendments legally allowed for African- Americans to have rights in the United States. African American men were now legal United States citizens due to the Fourteenth Amendment, and had “equal protection of the laws” compared to white citizens during this time era, and
during the civil rights movement there was a lot of chaos going on. People back then were treated differently due to segregation. The african american people tried fighting for their rights to have the same equality as the white people had. any african american tried making history by either going to an all white school or getting their rights to vote. I think that the majority of the people now enjoy equality today as a result of the civil rights movement.
In general, the non-violent protests orchestrated by Dr. Martin Luther King and other successful black political leaders were viewed as a success as the mistreatment of African Americans had improved. However, racism is viewed as deeply rooted and it was going away overnight or years to come. The whites were still finding ways in the law to discriminate against African Americans and believe the non-violent protest didn’t benefit them so, this sector of the African Americans led to existence of black power. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Therefore, this new law outlawed segregation in public accommodations of every of every kind throughout the country (Robin D. G. Kelley, 2000, p. 236).
Black history in the Olympics has come to be a very important topic that has not been dealt with in many history classes. The purpose of highlighting the importance of black history throughout the Olympics is to provide a better understanding towards how the American society was improving and transitioning before the end of segregation which happened after 1962. Example athletes such as John Carlos and Jesse Owens stand out and show the world how proud they are to be a part such an outstanding event by the side other hard working competitors.
The income of black families is still well below that of whites. The civil rights movement did not achieve equality. The quote “ That all men are created equal” By Thomas Jefferson is a false statement. I decided to interview Serge Miller because he lived in that decade. I think it’s fascinating to me knowing that he taught when the Civil
The time that I become aware of my cultural identity was when was in elementary school when I heard my parent talking to my brothers about how society work for African American and that the laws not the same for us and everybody else. That we have to be 2x better, smart, and hard work to be on the same level as everybody else. The benefit being African American is being capacity to rebound from setbacks and become stronger in the broken places, a passion for life and having high energy in a creative way to meeting life’s challenge and being categorized and being able to prove people wrong. Some of the name that I heard people called African American is Black, nigga, Nigger, color person, people of color, and monkey. The one that are acceptable in my opinion is African American, Black, People of color and the unacceptable one is nigga, nigger, color person and monkey.
Racism has always been a popular topic throughout the course of American history. It may be arguable that African Americans have gained the equality they have fought for, and in more extreme cases, died for. Richard Wright was born after the Civil War, but before the Civil Rights Movement. If he were writing an autobiography today, in 2016, about a black boy growing up in the United States, he would write about the mass incarceration of black men, the discrepancy faced by African Americans with a college degree compared to the whites without, and the difference in wage distribution between white Americans and African Americans. If Richard were to write his autobiography today, he would mention the harsher penalties given to black people compared
Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for Civil Rights When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, lots of people thought it was a large step in the right direction for equal rights for all. This was not the case though because one hundred years after this important document was signed, the question of Civil Rights was still a massive topic of discussion because of the segregation and discrimination that the African Americans we 're faced with. One of the most influential African American leaders during this time was Martin Luther King Jr. This is because he helped publicize events for the African Americans, he spoke at many different events to show the world what he wanted out of the Civil Rights Movement, and no matter what happened to him, he never stopped fighting for what was right. Martin Luther King Jr. was a large reason for why the Civil Rights Movement had such a large impact on the lives of African Americans.