The Ku Klux Klan or KKK has created centuries of fear. They originated in Pulaski, Tennessee. The famous hate group was out to re establish white supremacy. The KKK has influenced local governments and people in power. It has also had an impact on American people and specifically black minorities.
Over the course of the American history, black people were oppressed and treated unfairly. A few ways that society treated black people is by segregating them from white people, beating them up, and taking advantage of them. As a consequence, African Americans grew up in an environment were limited in their abilities, had hatred towards the white, and had a constant judgment from white people. These factors contributed towards the way society viewed African Americans, flawed, uneducated, and poor. Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights.
From 1865 to the late 1900s, lies an eventful period of time in the history of The United States. This time period consists of countless acts of despicable treatment, targeted towards the population of African Americans. The acts were completed in the form of lynchings, which includes burning, shooting, beating, and the most common of all, hanging. This heart wrenching period of events will forever remain in America 's history. In 1962, Journalist Ralph Ginzburg collected many primary source articles, throughout this time period, and combined them into a compilation called 100 Years of Lynchings.
Another controversial lynching was the lynching of Jesse Washington. Washington was a 17 year old black boy who worked for farmers in Waco, Texas. On May 8th 1916, Washington was arrested for the murder of fifty-three-year-old Lucy Fryer, the wife of the white farmer he worked for. Washington confessed to raping and murdering Mrs. Fryer and was immediately transferred to the Dallas country Jail where McLennan county sheriff Samuel S. Fleming took care of him. Fleming wanted to prevent potential mob violence from happening, “at least until the accused could have his day in court” (SoRelle).
In 1930 prejudices against African American people were extremely harsh. African Americans could not walk the streets without getting racial slurs yelled at them. Africans were highly discriminated against. Even though all of their rights to have Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. They were treated like they meant nothing in the world.
Many Americans were concerned by the change that needed to happen for the people. The people were starting to stand up for what they believed in. With population increasing, things started to get out of control. Many political people held to much power over the people. People living in poverty were suffering more than they have been.
From 1889 to 1918 African Americans were burned at the stake or hanged. They would be accused of crimes, for example murder. Lynchings weren 't in secret, they were published in the papers or by word of mouth to the public in advanced. To some it was entertainment, and body parts of the African American were sold to bystanders. Photographers record what happens at the lynchings and sold photos.
On the front lines in Europe longer than any other American unit, the African-American 369th Regiment triumphed in battle and was recognized for courage and resilience by much of the American public. Yet, the mere existence of a segregated all-Black unit and the mixed reception of these soldiers during and after the war, testify to the entrenched mistreatment of Blacks in America and the ingrained White supremacy attitudes of Americans. Even when they served in segregated units, the presence of Black men in uniform threatened the racial hierarchy and unnerved Whites, which worsened the treatment of people of color. Despite the success of the regiment, their fame did not advance them individually, or the status of Blacks more broadly. Furthermore,
Throughout American history, African Americans have been treated as unequal to whites and were not given the same rights. People suffered through this belief for a long, difficult time. During the twentieth century, African Americans realized living in a segregated society was unjust and finally decided to make a change. Several individuals rose to power to speak out against segregation and give a voice to those unheard. African Americans unified and fought to create a future in which they were equal.
Lynchings, murder without trial by a mob, were very common in the nineteenth century and early twentieth. While the law was well enforced in cities at the time, many rural towns were left to their own. As seen in Claude McKay’s 1922 poem, The Lynching, such events happened in public areas in town and the dead hung for all to see. The author is thus illustrating the lack of law enforcement and the ignorance in the ways of the villagers, by how the murder went unpunished and the villagers accused an innocent man. If anyone can be accused, how can their society stay stable.
Blacks and Hispanics in the Workplace: The Racial Pay Gap In this paper, we plan to focus specifically on the presence of Latino/Hispanic and Black minority groups in the workforce, and the differential treatment they have received in the past or are presently receiving. Minorities, such as Hispanics and Black have played important roles in the nation's workforce throughout history. Despite their contributions, they have almost always received differential treatment. Throughout this paper, we seek to explore the treatment of these minorities, past and present, identify some of the causes of this unequal treatment and also help define their roles in the workforce.
Esol 005.83211 American Civil Rights Movement and Farm Workers Movement The American civil rights movement and the immigrant farm workers suffered in many ways during the 1960s that period of time. In order to make their voices heard and to be treated equally, they struggled for their freedom both the American civil rights movement and the immigrant farm workers boycotted, marched and used nonviolence. There are many similarities between the American civil rights movement and the farm workers.
For so long, African Americans have been subject to sub par treatment by the rest of society. From slavery to the separate but equal movement, African Americans have always been on the receiving end of extreme hate from the so-called “majority”. However, recently, the many injustices that African Americans still face are being revealed. This has come about through the spotlight on African American injustices such as the Michael Brown or Tamir Rice shootings. All of this has led to a rise of a “Black Lives Matter” movement.