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Human Tradition In The Civil War And Reconstruction Summary

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Teresa Garcia, 20405211, History 1301-13 Row 5. Lowe, Richard. “Willis August Hodges.” In The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction, edited by Steven E. Woodworth, 213-222. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources Inc., 2000. Richard Lowe argues that Willis August Hodges, an African American leader marked by courage, intelligence, persistence, and vision helped to reach the rights of black people at the end of the Civil War. By reading the article’s introduction, I immediately though this article about the black experience during the 1800’s would be interesting to read. I have negative feelings against racist people. I have always thought that for the eyes of God we are all equals. Therefore, there should be no distinction of race or class. Whenever I read stories about racism that used to be even more in the past decades than today, I have always wonder how it came to an end. Who and what actions did they take to end it? This thoughts, feelings, and doubts led me to think that this article would be the best option for me to read.…show more content…
Hodges was that he demonstrated that black Americans were capable of assume leadership roles and thinking for themselves. Moreover, it impressed me that he ended up being an important political figure in Virginia and a popular leader among his people. The significance of Hodges in American History is that he helped to bring the new era of freedom and rights for black people in Virginia. Also, Hodges participated in the drafting of a new constitution for Virginia. One of the most important lessons I learned from this article about this time period was that we should always fight for our rights. We should never let anyone humiliate us or ridicule us. We should never be the people who humiliate others or ridicule others. I learned that we are all equal no matter what your class is or what your race is and we all have the same
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