Discrimination Of African Americans In The 1950's

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The Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1863 announced that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free”. However, African Americans in Southern States still face discrimination, because White men theorized their race to be superior. When one race is overpowers the other race, then people will lose individuality as a result of uncontrollable aspects such as skin color. Discrimination is evident in all sorts of forms: mentally and physically that will alter the victims’ development in the society. The 1950’s was greatly known as an “era of great conflict”, because of the civil rights movement for the African American race. A group of African Americans united and began to fight for their value. They acknowledged that something needed to be done to preserve their culture and privileges. African Americans experienced gruesome judgment during the reconstruction period that eventually drove them to their maximum limit and fostered them to fight back.…show more content…
From the 1600s to the 1900s slavery of African Americans has been existent for 3 centuries. A generation is “the average interval of time between birth of parents and the birth of their offspring”, through approximate calculations the presence of slavery in America had been around for roughly 30 generations. African Americans populated mostly in Southern States, because of the need of plantation labor. In the North, however, slaves were more evidently occupied in households to assist the family. Even though people lived in a geographically different location, the idea that slavery is justified was universal to most
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