Mandela and the other prisoners were often subject to inhuman punishments. It was here that he wrote his first draft of a long walk to freedom. Around 1976 there was a huge amount of black protesting going on and Mandela was the leader behind it all. The whole world was beginning to take notice and this led to a free nelson campaign. The government offered Mandela his freedom in exchange for various political compromises, including the renouncement of violence and recognition of the “independent” Transkei Bantustan, but sticking to what he believed in Nelson rejected these deals and offers.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
Many people were tired of this wrong doing that African Americans were experiencing during that time. Emmett Till is not the only young man that was killed for speaking to a white person. In a since this was the final straw that African Americans had. Many African Americans were tired of being scared or looked down upon by many people who did not know anything about them. All over the world from Chicago all the way to Alabama, many African Americans started putting their foot down and they started standing up and demanding their freedom.
Although not every African American was a slave, slavery came to only be limited to people of African descent. Throughout the time of slavery, white people were worried that the slaves were going to rebel. Fearing that the slaves were gonna cause more trouble colonial authorities wrote slave codes. These slave codes prohibited slaves to own their own weapons, leave the plantation without permission and even meet in large groups. The slave rebelled up until slavery ended in 1865.
These proponents of slavery would also have to contend with the majority of the Southern Whites who did not have a share in the economic benefits of slavery. The only viable strategy was that of racism would align them with the emotions of the time, i.e., equality and liberty but not as human beings but as whites and blacks. They would justify their cause saying though all white are equal and must enjoy the fruits of freedom and liberty they were ushered to them on account of being whites and hence superior to the other race and hence the slaves must not be allowed to live as a equals in a democratic free world. All these justifications had their root in the economic benefits that slavery provided and that it was still one of the most profitable ventures across the
Although slavery was declared over after the passing of the thirteenth amendment, African Americans were not being treated with the respect or equality they deserved. Socially, politically and economically, African American people were not being given equal opportunities as white people. They had certain laws directed at them, which held them back from being equal to their white peers. They also had certain requirements, making it difficult for many African Americans to participate in the opportunity to vote for government leaders. Although they were freed from slavery, there was still a long way to go for equality through America’s reconstruction plan.
Nelson Mandela and Martin King lived many similar situations which led to their great effort. Commonly, in the past, South Africa’s issues was based on the bad relationship between black and white people were the black people’s rights are completely oppressed. During apartheid, the government divided people into four racial groups and moved some of them, so the system was used to deny the black people rights and needs. For instance, non-white people must carry a special permission paper to give them the ability to work and live in specific areas, also people from different color cannot marry each other or even own a land in some areas which it was owned by white people. As the intolerant situation was spread in South Africa against black Africans, black people of the U.S.A in the 1960s faced the same cases.
Blacks in slavery all over the world were not allowed to read or write. Even though some did like Frederick Douglass, that restriction on language hindered their development in language. This made them stick out in a crowd full of white people, who were always allowed to read in gains that growth in English or any other think which. Now with some blacks being the descendants of many of those slaves, the "slave" language has followed them through generations. But they are still criticized in judged on their speech pattern and slang, being categorized into a box labeled "ghetto" or “inferior”.
They had no rights to education, to restaurants, and job. Racial segregation stopped becoming a problem to colored people because of the civil rights movement black were not allowed to use churches, restaurants, schools, and other facilities. The majority African Americans were at first considered as slaves. Before the three amendments were passed the Africans Americans weren’t considered citizens. After the 13th, 14th, 15th amendment a few things changed for them.
A huge concern for the smaller states was of the representation and power of voice due to their size and the potential lack of representation would place dramatic and damaging affects to their future. Additionally, large parts of the population in the southern states during this time were made up of slaves while the northern states had a large population of free white men. During this time, slaves as well as women were not allowed to vote and did not have a voice when it came to making decisions about the government’s current and future stated. A major concern that placed huge risks with some of the slavery states was the fear that the northern states would take over and make their voice silent. Also the states faced hard economic times after the revolutionary war.