Racism In The Early 1900s

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Racism is a very tragic but important part of history. Blacks in the early 1900s sacrificed their lives just because there was a small chance of change. This just emphasizes how badly they were being treated. But with many sacrifices and attempts things changed.

Throughout history change is bound to happen. Unfortunately it doesn't always change as fast people want it to. Many people helped the Civil Rights Movement go along. The creator of the sit-ins is an example of a lesser known helper of rights just like Mary Church. She was fighting for the rights of colored people but focused on colored females. The early 1900s was a very hard time to be a black female as both minorities and females were “lesser” in society. In this case, it took 100´s of years to get rid of racism and still it hasn't fully been eradicated. Some events that slowed this process down a lot were the Jim Crow Laws. These laws separated African Americans. “These laws pretty much oppressed minorities and were enforced by the people and officers, for example, “It shall be unlawful for a negro and white person to play together or in company with each other in any game of cards or dice, dominoes or checkers.””(americanhistory.si.edu).

The Ku Klux Klan/racist people really slowed down the process to equality. These people did …show more content…

But there sacrifices were not in vein as things have improved. They made the ultimate sacrifice for their descendants soon to come. But their actions did achieve many goals.They eradicated Jim Crow laws which oppressed black people for too long. All they needed to achieve a great change was great leaders. And at this time they found some of the most inspirational and powerful speakers which sparked all of their pent up emotions. These actions of these black lower class citizens made history. Now in the 21st century racism is a thing of the past that kids write

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