At first we know white people tried to keep African Americans distance far from their homes but as more and more African American people came the white people fled the harlem area. This resulted in the flooding of African American people coming from all over the place .The Great Migration; the movement of African Americans from the countryside South U.S. to the Big cities up North of the U.S. . The lack of economic and racial opportunity in the south drove African Americans out and into the North where there were more freedom and industrial jobs (History.com Staff,). In this time period African Americans began to make harlem a community they could call home,often facing
Although black people made great strides in reaching for equality in this decade, there were still many systems put in place that continue to disadvantage people of colour in the justice system. This time period normalized heavy black imprisonment, so that in the future this disparity was seen as the norm. This heavy incarceration was a way for white people in positions of power to continue to be in charge of black and hispanic people’s lives. In a way, the huge amounts of arrests of black and hispanic people over time was an attempt to reinstate state sanctioned slavery. This will be expanded further later, but it can be seen that the people who wished to continue white supremacy in the 1960 may have seen prisons as a way to do this without it being common
The Great Migration and/in the Congregation The Great Migration was the migration occurred within the United States between 1910 and 1970 which saw the displacement of about seven million African Americans from the southern states to those in the North, Midwest and West. The reasons that led thousands of African Americans to leave the southern states and move to the northern industrial cities were both economic and social, related to racism, job opportunities in the industrial cities and the search of better lives, the attempts to escape racism and the Jim Crow Laws that took them away the right to vote. As every social phenomena, the Great Migration had both positive and negative effects; in my opinion the Great Migration can be considered a negative development in the short and medium term, but, if we analyze the benefits brought to the African-American communities in the long term, their fight for integration has shaped the history of the United States in its progress to democracy and civil rights. The movement towards the North gave many economic opportunities to migrants. From working in farms, they started working in factories.
Naturally the rise of the cities resulted in the rise of black communities, but they were not at all regarded equal to whites. They were living in segregated blocks of houses for high prices, and they were often jammed into slum areas, with awful living conditions, and affected by illnesses (Franklin 280). Because of the continuing migration it was more and more difficult to find a job and there were bigger and bigger chances of
Whipps continues, “Densely populated Europe, which had seen a recent growth in the population of its cities, was a tinderbox for the disease” (2). Also, since they had a lack of resources people were starving, causing their immune systems to weaken. There were many after-effects of the Black Death, such as, labor shortage, lack of religious faith, and Jewish people moving. Every factor played a part in causing the bubonic plague to become an
Many were out of a job, and others experienced pay cuts and reduced hours. The Great Depression affected the economy in the United States and throughout the world by businesses reducing their goods and services by half the amount of the 1920s or they went bankrupt. Europe could not buy American goods or pay America its debts, which Caused unemployment to rise. People during the Great Depression could not afford rent or food because there were no jobs so they lived in shacks.
It is discussed that the lives of black American did not improve significantly as racism was entrenched in governments and white Americans, especially southerners. Although amendments and acts sought out to better the lives of black Americans, it did not mean they were immediately treated as equal and given rights. Black Americans had a very difficult life post-Civil War as the rest of America was not prepared to stop depriving them of their civil rights as it was beneficial to them to have black Americans kept under oppression. The abolition of slavery cost slave owners over $2 billion in property only. This severely impacted the economy as it was in crisis and white slave owners did not have any slaves to serve them on plantations.
Angelou lived through a period in the late 1900’s where segregation was harsh for African-Americans. There were many KKK threats, disrespective harassments, and a growing idea that white people were more superior. Having to live through the whole World War II as a child, she has experience through the struggles of finding jobs (Ball). Most of the late 1900’s, people of different color did not go along so well
Arthurdale was a part of the New Deal that meant moving laborers to newly built communities for them to become less economically dependent. Due to the failure she had experienced, Eleanor had to go further and find other solutions to solve racial issues. She had met Walter White the Executive Secretary of the NAACP becoming more informed on how bad the situation was. She then started constantly reminding different government officials that action had to take place, especially after she started frequently receiving letters that would describe racial violence and the appalling conditions that African-Americans lived in only because they have a different skin colour. From Eleanor’s actions, it can be assumed that she turned it into her priority to help them, even thought it might have been harder than any of the other social policies she tried to bring about.
Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that