Although reconstruction brought essential changes for African American slaves it ultimately failed its purpose of unifying the nation. However, in order to comprehend why reconstruction failed it is important to understand the two phases it underwent. In addition, it is also crucial to look at the different plans that were propose in order to reunify the nation and if they were successful or not. First, phase one the presidential reconstruction was very complex due to the fact that it was carried out by two very divergent presidents and lacked unification. On one hand we had Abraham Lincoln 's plan which consisted of reconstructing and unifying the nation again.
The Harlem Renaissance or the New Negro Movement was inspired by Marcus Garvey he was also the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Alan Locke is the author of “New Negro” and editor of The Crisis magazine. This movement expressed the pride in blacks and this motivated so many African Americans to celebrate their culture through literature and art. Harlem Renaissance helped shape American culture, while adding its own elements to the American’s.
Lerone Bennett Jr. argues that Abraham Lincoln is not the Great Emancipator. He claims that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation with misgivings and reservations. Lincoln shared racial prejudices with the majority of his fellow white Americans and never pretended to be a racial liberal or social innovator. A firm believer of white supremacy, Lincoln believed that whites and blacks would be better off separated. His character, eloquence, assassination, and the psychological needs of a racist society has obscured the reality of Lincoln’s motives and emotions towards abolition in Americans’ eyes.
Johnson’s attitude When Lincoln assassinated, Johnson became the 17th president under circumstances that would have challenged even the most talented executive leader. Lincoln 's final speeches confirm that he was tending toward advocating the rights of all freedmen, whereas Johnson was opposed to this The President was on the view the slaves should not have any rights as compared to the White Americans. Deep-rooted discrimination remained.
having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong. Slave owners had a lack of morals during the Pre-Civil War, slaves had horrible conditions, and were treated like animals. No one in modern times would ever treat a human being in the way that Slave owners did in the south. John Holmes, a Maine politician who supported the Missouri Compromise, wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson regarding slavery. In the Letter of John Holmes, Holmes states, "The cession of that kind of property, for so it is misnamed, is a bagatelle which would not cost me a second thought, if, in that way, a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected; and gradually, and with due sacrifices, I think it might be."
Frederick Douglass was a slave around the 1800s. Since he was able to escape slavery and gain freedom, Douglass decided to write an autobiography called, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Douglass also had a special feature most slaves did not have: he knew how to read. In the story, Douglass recalled his first master sending him to live with Hugh Auld, a relative of his first master.
Several people that it is there fault for the way they are. African Americans slaves are not able to study these works due to the circumstances American’s put them in. Jefferson at one point mentions that they should be sent back to their original…… For the American Indians, Jefferson hints that they are inferior to whites too. Jefferson in his writing describes his fascination with the Indians.
He states that there is no easy and quick answer to his questions that it is something that must be observed and looked at with time and through time. He states that with the material given on the black code there is little to work with. He then talks about an argument presented by Du Bois about reconstruction and its benefits and how it is difficult say that the laws were kind of a personification of defiance to the north. Browning then states how it is equally difficult to agree that the code was an attempt to bring some sort of order of social and economic chaos. “White civilization by refusing to recognize the equal political rights of the blacks, and an understanding from the beginning that the negro should be made to know his place in social and economic order..” (472-473).
The moment an Asian, European, or any other person not an American wears casual attire; jeans and t-shirt, they are technically culturally appropriating American clothing culture. To declare white people are culturally appropriating African American culture by wearing dreadlocks is inaccurate, as dreadlocks do not belong solely to African American culture, but rather, has been a hairstyle worn throughout the ages, where the Celtics, Egyptians, and Vikings have worn it often. Cultural appropriation is an extremely sensitive and neutral topic as there are certain aspects of culture that should not used for fashionable or aesthetic purposes, such as the Native American headdresses, the use of blackface, and certain Islamic clothing such Niqabs or Hijabs that may represent the oppression of women. Some grey areas such as dreadlocks, dream catchers, bindis, or other traditional wear around the world should be considered not as examples of cultural appropriation, but rather, cultural appreciation for the beauty and meaning behind
African Americans if included in any medium are usually stereotyped as a servant, field hand, savage or outlaw. The well-dressed men in the picture were not glorified in the history of the West, but a myth that was not taught to me in high school. Boley and the other 32 all-black towns in Oklahoma were not a myth, like many other true stories about American West they are simply not acknowledged as the truth. However, I understand myths may be more interesting than true facts; but the truth about history also makes some people feel threatened because they have to face the reality of oppression people of color suffered at the hands of United States Government.
As an African American educator I am unable to do many things, such as voting and having access to economic opportunities. There are many Americans who are able to vote due to the fact of their skin tone which is simply unfair. We are all Americans we just have somewhat of a different race. In past times many African American citizens and other races suffered from slavery and inequality.
My weakness as a researcher was finding articles that go in depth of a certain aspect of my topic instead of covering the whole topic. I started my project by going over what I already knew, and building on it. I knew that African Americans left for the North for citizenship rights and because of racial discrimination, but I didn’t know about the Jim Crow Laws, or that the Harlem Renaissance were caused by The Great Migration. I managed my time on the project by getting as much done as I
Eventually, the delegates compromised on the slavery issue as well. Slaves were declared to count as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of population counts. However, neither the word slavery nor slave was used in the Constitution. Rather, it refers to the Three-Fifths Compromise as applying to “all other persons. ”Still, it was apparent whom the Three-Fifths Compromise targeted, since it went a step further and addressed the issue of the African slave trade.
In addition, it could be argued that King and Baldwin were fighting for two different causes. King fought for African Americans to be able to sit in certain public places while Baldwin fought