Hence the next topic was again the injustice towards people of different background specifically the African Americans. Even though the 13th and 14th Amendments had been passed many people were still prodigious of the African Americans. In the 1950’s African Americans were not allowed to go to the same school as White Americans went to, everything was segregated. People acted as if being black was a disease and could not bear to be next to them. The racism during the 1950’s and 1960’s was preposterous, it was if instead of going forward the United States had taken 20 steps backwards.
In the late 1800's slavery was divided and different between the northern and southern states. Roughly 200,000 African Americans were free in America some of which born free and others who bought their freedom. All whom could share stories of cruelty instilled upon them while serving a master. Many stripped from their family as they grew up having to survive on their own. Beaten for whatever reason just to enforce upon them who was in charge and what would not be tolerated, and at times beaten for no reason at all as this was slavery.
Every child gets “The REAL Talk,” but every talk is different. For most African Americans the the talk includes how the world is not a fair place if a person is different, if African Americans want to get somewhere, they have to work twice as hard, and In the US last year, 223 African Americans were killed by police due to police brutality. One third of those people were unarmed, and should not have been seen as a threat, but they were still killed. 12 of these people were under the age of 18. African Americans should not have to be scared to go outside any day thinking they might not make it home.
Yet African Americans were not free, and the government was involved, African Americans were denied the right to vote, “Between 1882 and 1968, more black people were lynched in Mississippi than in any other state. “You and I know what’s the best way to keep the nigger from voting,” blustered Theodore Bilbo, a Mississippi senator and a proud Klansman. “You do it the night before the election” (Coates). The freedom was only an idea to African Americans at that time they were never free after the Emancipation Proclamation. When the Voting Rights Act was
Countless numbers of African-Americans risked their lives against white supremacy, although they were not able to witness the changes they may have caused. African-Americans fought many battles against a world that screamed freedom, however, the African-American race was deprived of their liberty, rights and peace of mind. They experienced slavery, Jim Crow laws and even stood face to face with individuals who claimed to be “not racist,” while stabbing them in their backs the moment they turned around. African-Americans’ stereotypical image dates all the way back to the late 1800’s and the behavior is still being presented over one hundred years later. This shows the impact this time period had on the world because it created certain behaviors,
The 14th amendment completely rewrites the whole constitution and deems the slaves as full citizens of the United States. This amendment also undoes the ruling of the Dred Scott case which states that no black man has any rights that any white man should recognize. Even with this amendment being passed only two states explicitly allowed black men to vote, Tennessee and Iowa. Eventually because many white men began to find loop holes in letting the black men vote the 15th amendment was passed. The new 15th amendment states a list of reasons that a state cannot allow an individual to vote.
After the Civil rights Movement in 1960, their focus was more specifically towards black people and white activists, including bombing of black school and churches. The government has made many laws to stop racism in our society, but in actuality, it still exists today. Racism is not limited to just African Americans, but can also be seen with all races and cultures. There are jokes and cartoons targeting
Mississippi in the 1960’s was a historical and life- changing time period for the colored society. Many colored people stood up and fought for equal rights such as Martin Luther King, Jjr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, but that was only well known ones. As they were fighting for equal rights, the white society had other strong opinions by going against them and doing things as riots, beating the colored and even shootings. In the early 1960’s the law that established the segregation of the white and colored was called the Jim Ccrow Llaw. Even in prison they were separated where they slept, ate and had recess.
A war which had killed many lives. Thankfully, it had concluded just a while ago. During wartime as an employee, life was really hard. There were also some racial issues which had affected many Blacks. I had wished for the war to end with no bad issues because I am Black and couldn’t handle all the insults.
The Civil Rights Movement in America lasted during the 1950s and 1960s. It was a time in which oppressed African Americans demanded change in society, both socially and legally. Some sacrificed most of what they had in order to make their point clear; they were jailed, assaulted, and even killed by the government that was supposed to protect them. Nonetheless, their protests proved to be powerful because some laws and Supreme Court decisions were in their favor. This includes the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case ruling, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965; all of which helped put an end to segregation in the country.
During the reconstruction Blacks encountered severe white incrimination and several instances of out right violence “a Freedman living on the plantation of James W. Wade in Fort Bend Co. was arrested, chained and whipped by the wades and others” (Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Texas). Additionally, Black Codes which were laws passed by Southern states with the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans ' freedom, quantified southern sentiment but this was eventually countered by The Civil
However, he was not able to finish this job he had started because of his unfortunate assassination. The Jim Crow law made it exceptionally hard for the African American community to gain Civil Rights. The law declared that in places of business, schools, churches, etc. it was acceptable to have the act of segregation. There was a group of people who were
African Americans will always get the run down part of the bus and the dirtier water fountain. On the other hand, whites will get a neat side of the bus and the clean water fountain. Also, groups like the Klu Klux Klan were formed and terrorized and sometimes would kill blacks. This is still the same as before the Civil War because African Americans are still not accepted even after they got freedom. Discrimination against blacks continues to be a problem for decades to come, and even today.
One example is the creation of the Ku Klux Klan which was opposed to the rising rights of African Americans and change. There was also a rise of violence and racism against African Americans not only from the Ku Klux Klan but from regular Southerners as well. Many freed men also faced poverty as many business would not hire them because of fear bestowed on the by the K.K.K or by their personal disgust towards them. There were also several discriminatory laws but into place such as black codes and Jim Crow Laws which several restricted the way many “freed ‘men’” could live their