Supremacist Order After Reconstruction

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Summary of the article De-centering the South De-centering the South: America 's Nationwide White Supremacist Order After Reconstruction is an article written by Desmond S. King and Stephen G. N. Tuck. It explores the deplorable state of racism in the southern states of the USA during the late 19th century and early 20th century, and the efforts of one man to fight it. One of the most prominent African-American leaders of that period was a man called Thomas Fortune. Once a slave in the South, Fortune was too aware of America’s race problem. In 1879, he left the south and moved to New York where he became an editor of several African-American newspapers. Ten years after Reconstruction ended, Fortune was writing for a newspaper called The New York Freeman. On 28th May 1887, he called for a…show more content…
King and Stephen G. N. Tuck. It explores the deplorable state of racism in the southern states of the USA during the late 19th century and early 20th century, and the efforts of one man to fight it. One of the most prominent African-American leaders of that period was a man called Thomas Fortune. Once a slave in the South, Fortune was too aware of America’s race problem. In 1879, he left the south and moved to New York where he became an editor of several African-American newspapers. Ten years after Reconstruction ended, Fortune was writing for a newspaper called The New York Freeman. On 28th May 1887, he called for a national African- American League that would combat the rising racial injustices being witnessed in the southern states of America. Fortune criticized the suppression of the blacks voting rights, lynching, chain gangs, inequalities in education funding, the tyranny of segregated railways, the denial of equal access to both public and private accommodations, and the denial of equal

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