The time period of which the book was written is the 1930’s and it was a quarrelsome time for race relations. During that period an economic slump, called the Great Depression, had affected many people’s lives as it was the most severe depression ever experienced by an industrialized country. Also factors like the Jim Crow laws and the 2nd Ku Klux Klan resulted in white people discriminating against blacks people. The Great Depresion is an important era in the United States’ history. In the 30’s, the complications that came along with the Great Depression affected the public severely.
The Great Depression was basically caused by significant decrease in stock price at Wall Street, New York in 1929. This crisis affected countless numbers of capitalistic nations, lasting until 1939. This lengthy period of economic disaster paralyzed the global economy.
Most African American worked as domestic laborers because most of the white people thought they don 't need education and a waste of time. Although people are trying to change America for the better, they ignored and neglected the major issue of the color people who do not have right as much as the whites and they failed to improve the prejudice between the black and
The great depression was at time that for many people still summons up images of American people who believed that hope was lost. The great depression was a period of unprecedented decline in economic activity, which led to major causes. This is known as The Great Depression. It occurred between 1929 and 1939. Although part of the economy had begun to recover by 1936, high unemployment rate persisted until the Second World War.
It has been observed before, that society for a long time discriminated against another minority, the blacks on the same basis - that they were different and inferior. The happy little homemaker and the contented "old darkey" on the plantation were both produced by prejudice…”-Shirley Chisholm This means that she feel `uncomfortable that many people don’t accept females and black to do a certain job. In addition, this also proves that she is forthright when it comes to her speeches. Another example comes from Listen a speech from Howard University by Shirley ‘’While nothing is easy for the black man in America, neither is anything impossible. Like old man river, we are moving along and we will continue to move resolutely until our goal of unequivocal equality is attained.
The Civil War left traumatized people and many destroyed cities, which led to the Reconstruction. The Reconstruction was the process of trying to rebuild the South after the Civil War. The North and South had an interesting past in the year of 1876. The election of 1876 was a very controversial election, it was the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.In 1870, Hiram Revels was the first black senator. The North ended the Reconstruction because they were too busy to look after the South, they were racist to African Americans, and they removed soldiers from Southern states.
Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that
In the 18th century there were no schools in the southern states of America that admitted black children to its free public schools. Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system whites in the Deep South passed laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them. Believing their human rights was considered useless as they was only seen as workers. Few brave souls has tried to educate them in the dark, some succeeded, some failed. But going through time, education started becoming a weapon that feared the white man.
In all this frenzy the United States Securities Regulation agencies could have shut down the market but they feared that would only spread more fear and could have led to a violent display of the emotions of the public. Finally came Black Tuesday (29 October, 1929) by when the markets had most certainly crashed and around $25 billion ( $319 billion in today's dollars) and 15,000 miles of ticker tape paper had been lost. Stocks continued to fall till 13 November, 1929. The depression had set in by then and had already started spreading in great intensity to the rest of the
People thought that if they collaborated with whites in working industries the south wouldn’t be very productive. Additionally, people were expecting Everything to decrease economically and financially. Washington’s speech came to peak of African Americans difficulties, but some whites didn’t want anything to do with them at all and mostly continued to try to ignore the reality as if it’s not affecting them in society since most considered