Blacks sought to escape poverty, Jim Crow, and racism as a new KKK formed. Northern cities attracted a new generation of black men because of enfranchisement, jobs created by industrialization and WWI, and media outlets such as The Crisis. These newspapers and magazines promised economic prosperity and more freedom, both politically and socially. The Harlem
In the North, blacks encountered de facto segregation, racism, and discrimination in housing and public services; nevertheless, they were able to vote and had better job opportunities. In the South, blacks were disfranchised, lived under a segregationist regime enforced by violence, and found fewer avenues for escape from crushing poverty"(Leuchtenburg, William). Because of all this Roosevelt felt bad for the African Americans and therefore he wanted to help all of them. since he offered to help them, they began to trust him and believe in him, that he can get their rights. Roosevelt never thought it was right for the African Americans to get treated the way they did.
The Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation where ninety percent of black Americans lived. This gave black people hope for a new better life in the Northern states where those laws weren’t enforced. This renaissance was a cultural party that helped expose black writers, musicians, poets, artists, etc. This changed the culture forever and the talent started to spillover within the black community. Art was pushed to its limits and was a form of a statement and representation.
The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest and west. How did it have an effect on there families? And how did it change their lives for the better? African Americans faced many trials from the great migration they were forced to move from their homes, they moved from the south to other parts of the country, in 1900s the had set off looking for jobs some we 're looking to get away from the racism many were looking for schools to accept them, but Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York and Philadelphia had all experienced a spike in population. For example Detroit had a original population of maybe 6,000 in 1910, but by 1930 this number hit 120,000.
Additionally, the Great Migration made a better life possible for African Americans. During and after WWI, African Americans moved north to evade the rampant racism and discrimination in the south and to seize opportunities for jobs and new land (Document G). White Americans, their oppressors, began to see African Americans as humans because of their supposedly new culture and aspirations. While they weren’t viewed as equal, it was still a start. As expected, when juxtaposing the racial climate of the 1920s and 1998, there is a great disparity.
In the following paragraphs I will address the migration of African Americans, and will formally refer to this specific group as Black Americans. One of the most interesting movements in history was the “Great Migration”. During this time period many black Americans found an alternative for a better life. Many travelled to different parts of the country, mainly relocating to the urban cities such as; New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Adjusting to this new life style would be a complication that many Black Americans would face.
A major part of the Reconstruction Era was The roaring 20’s, a time period of economic success and prosperity for many. It’s a time period where numerous people wish they were alive to experience, but those people were not people of color. Sadly, the roaring 20’s was not all that roaring for African Americans who were just recently emancipated. After liberation, a vast wave of African Americans moved to the North to pursue a life more successful than they’d have in the South. Little did they know, segregation and race relations has spread throughout the country and some people still didn’t treat them as equals.
This group has suffered tremendous discrimination over the years that they have been around but it has also improved as time has progressed as well. Today African Americans are proving that they are hard working, educated, equal, and not low life by attending college and getting jobs. They have also learned to ignore the negativity associated with them and have become stronger as a whole. For example, some African American singers now are using racial slurs that have been used in the past as part of their songs to show that those words wont bring them
The Harlem Renaissance was a time of rebirth for African-American culture, which left a legacy in jazz, literature, theater productions, motion pictures, and visual rats. The Harlem Renaissance was created as a result of many factors that went into effect during the Roaring Twenties. For example, due to the decimated economy of the South because of the Civil War, many “African-Americans headed [north] for jobs, education, and opportunities, [especially in Harlem], known as the Great Migration” (“The Harlem Renaissance” 1). Blacks migrated to the North to escape the prejudiced Southerners and to find jobs because of the economic boom. Although many African-Americans were
It is a structured advantage that channels unfair gains and unjust enrichments to whites while imposing unearned and unjust obstacles in the way of blacks” (Lipsitz, 3) Overall, in jobs and especially in the 1950’s, whites are always going to have an advantage in anything over blacks, just for their skin color. Whites will be offered better job opportunities, whereas blacks are hardly given any jobs. If blacks did get any job opportunity, they had to take whatever was handed to them even if they got paid relatively less than any other white worker with their same job position, so they could support their