CCC created jobs that were to build better citizens with vigorous and discipline work. The policy didn’t do so well with its nondiscrimination policy. With work came payment but more for whites and less for the blacks. In the public blacks and whites were separate in stores, buses, and even benches. If the blacks didn’t listen they were punished badly.
The CCC hired approximately 3 million young men and paid for their food, shelter, clothing, and salary to work on environmental causes. Participants of the program planted a combined number of more than 3 billion trees for the purposes of reforestation, and helped improve national parks. The CCC was considered one of the greatest successes of the New Deal by historians, as it hired so many young men, including African Americans. However, it did not hire women, who were also looking for work at the time. Furthermore, segregation was on full display within many CCC camps, which led to African Americans being unable to attain positions of authority, or even hired in the first place, as recounted by Georgia selections director John de la Perriere.
For a thirteen-year-old boy it was even more dangerous and difficult to survive not only because of the enemies and the fact that he didn’t have his parents but also because he had to hunt for his own food. Despite of all these challenges he even takes on the mission to find his parents. He succeeds in finding his parents and then decides to join the war fighting for the American independence. Cited
If Blacks were allowed a factory job, they were mainly likely to be paid less than the regular white man. This is only one of the many of the ways, black man was segregated. African Americans were not paid normal wages. This hurt the African American families. This made it so that they couldn’t always provide food, shelter, clothes, and the other basic necessities for life.
American Women during World War 2 had many responsibilities at war, work, and home. But they did not have many equal rights compared to the rest of the society. The women’s rights and responsibilities topic is very interesting. One is understanding and knowing the history about the responsibilities women had to do and how hard working they were. This topic is very important because there was a big change in women’s rights and responsibilities during World War 2.
Discrimination against blacks was happening in both the North and the South equally. While the Plessy vs. Ferguson case declared facilities were to be “separate but equal”, they were separate and unequal for 60 years. In Document C, there is a water fountain where one side is for whites, while the other side is for colored. This only created more tension between whites and blacks, and made the fight even harder for everyone to be treated equally. African Americans will always get the run down part of the bus and the dirtier water fountain.
The Union victory in the Civil War prompted the abolition of slavery and African American’s were granted freedom, along with rights that should have been there from the start, however, white supremacy overpowered in the South, forcing African Americans back into a state of slavery. The Reconstruction era, the postwar rebuilding of the South, proved to be an attempt towards change in the lives of African Americans but the opportunities were only available for a limited time. African Americans had hopes of a new South after the Civil War was fought yet that was only accomplished to a certain extent. African Americans have always faced discrimination in society, for that same reason they weren’t accepted into Congress. The graph shown in Document
Kids back then were in awful conditions because their children had no freedom, got deformities due to not ever seeing the sunlight, were underpaid, working up to 16 hours a day, underfed, and often had very poor sleeping and housing conditions. This book was bringing attention to the awful conditions these young kids had to go through. Many families got separated and many people died during this time period. Around the world in poorer places there are still very poor and harsh working conditions for people. Many people take their freedom for
The blacks did not receive the same luxuries as the whites did. For instance, the colored received less than stellar entertainment where as the whites were able to get anything they wanted, “There, instead of houses and trees, there were fishing wharves, boat docks, nightclubs, and restaurants for whites. There were one or two nightclubs for colored, but they were not very good” (Gaines 25). It was unjust to the blacks that they could not enjoy themselves as much as the whites because of their skin color.
”(Stockett 10). “In a report issued March 1968, the commission focused on racial prejudice promoted by the Jim Crow era that led to persistent segregation, poor housing, few educational opportunities and hunger. ”(Baughan et. al.). The Jim Crow Laws was still being used in this time period, assuming that they still aren’t as intelligent as the whites so they give them the lesser benefits.
He thought that with this group it would help with the unemployment issues and keep the youth “off the city street corners”. The CCC ran under the army. By the mid-1930’s more than 500,000 young men lived in the camps, most of which stayed between 6 months to a year. They did things like digging canals, and planting millions of trees in vast lands that were destroyed by fires, natural erosion, lumbering etc. Not to mention the CCC what responsible for over half of the reforestation in the nation 's history.
I had only the money that we, the three sisters, made that summer in the tomato factory to sustain me for the months of August and September, before I received a small monthly student worker paycheck from August 1962 until February, 1963. “My three brothers were in the Navy and my oldest sister was married and away from home. My two younger sisters and I did not know where the four other
but they also were given tight, and in some cases very exposed, living spaces. They did all of this to achieve their dream of making more money then they had ever made before. They achieved their dream of money and then some. Many of the young people who came to Oak Ridge ended up marrying someone they met there.
Nevertheless, the protracted journey for the African-Americans to achieve equality was far from over. At the end of the Civil War, the Southern states passed “Black Codes” in 1865, restricting the lives of freed slaves and forcing them to work in low wage jobs. It was undoubtedly a slow process but was further hindered by the actions of such groups as the KKK who were involved in lynching