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Blacks moved north to escape poverty caused by sharecropping and Jim Crow laws. When slavery was abolished, whites rented land to blacks to grow crops in return for a percentage of the crop. It sounds like a good idea for blacks to make money for themselves, but what actually happened was during off seasons, blacks wouldn’t be able to pay rent for the land because they didn’t have any crops to sell. This continued for years, and pretty much making them
If the slaves missed a few days working on the plantation because of illness or what the case maybe that resulted in revenue loss. Whereas the North had many other alternatives to making revenue, such as mills and other manufacturing companies; the South basically depending on slaves to have income and to support their
The reconstruction focused on abolishing slavery for good in order not to move war again, but this really did not happen. As soon as Reconstruction ended and the Southern states were allowed to do what they wanted, they imposed segregation on blacks and did all sorts of things to prevent them from voting. In addition, reconstructions failed to help blacks economically. They did not get the land acres that they hoped for. Therefore, they continued to be poor farm workers who pretty much had to work for the rich landowners.
Therefore, the court is also racist against blacks. The last example would be that officers took away American flags from blacks because they would consider them as Non- Americans during protest for freedom. In class discussions, we talked about marriages between interracial. 2. Explain why the
Ragtime and the Prevalence of Racism in the Early 1900s “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King Jr. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and only 7 years later, E.L. Doctorow published the novel Ragtime. One of Ragtime’s main themes is a social commentary on the racism of the early 1900s.
Racism has existed since humans have stepped foot on Earth; clans were formed based on hair, eye, and skin color. Racism and social injustice are certainly not new, and they are certainly not absent in the world. During the 1940s, segregation, a form of racism, was present in schools, hospitals, militaries, etc. Jim Crow laws had one of the leading roles in the film of racism, and they are the reason blacks, in the eyes of whites, had a filthy image and background. Although negroes were stereotyped, there were many inspirational leaders that stood up for negroes such as: Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson as well as some others.
The Civil War ended in 1865 leaving the south disappointed and angry. The Union decided to help the south get back on their feet and have equal rights. Since the Emancipation Proclamation was put in place, the South was not allowed to own slaves. This took a big part of their economy away, so many were displeased. While the Emancipation Proclamation provided hope for former slaves, the KKK and lack of resources ultimately ended in social and economic inequality for African Americans.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born in New Canton, Virginia, is one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. His worked centered on exploring the depths of African American history. As a published historian and founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History), Woodson lobbied and encouraged schools to participate in programs that cultivated the study of African American history. The programs began in February 1926 as Negro History Week. He selected February to honor the birth months of abolitionist Frederick Douglas and President Abraham Lincoln.
For example due to “Sharecropping”: the white landowners attempted to force freed Blacks to sign contracts to work the fields. These contracts set terms that nearly bound the signer to permanent and unrestricted labor, which was slavery, but with different name (DOC 4). Also the “KKK” had a huge effect to end Reconstruction. As it was a whites organized secret societies to prevent blacks from
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