The History Of The Postcards In The 1920s And Early 1920s

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Throughout the 1920s to early 1930s postcards were a popular item of mailing. People would mail family in different locations of the United States or a different country. Besides postcards there was a bigger issue going on throughout the United States, segregation. African Americans were being targeted because of the color of their skin and history they have in the United States. Since 1619, when slavery was first introduced to the United States, African Americans faced the hardship of being targeted by the world and being involved in hate crimes. This postcard outlines what racial slurs were being used in the media during the 1920s and early 1930s. During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson was trying to segregate the Federal government. Wilson started to invent policies that would keep African Americans from holding government jobs. In the postcard you can see how he tried to give African Americans a poor image. Postal authorities are in charge of approving and denying postcards, for example, if there is a postcard with a woman showing anything above her ankles the postcard is revoked and not published for people to send. However, that was not the case with this postcard, if you notice her skirt is above her knees which would have been revoked if the woman’s skin color was white. This was Wilson’s way of slowly brainwashing a whole nation. “Wilson’s lieutenants segregated offices, harassed black workers and removed black politicians from political appointments held by

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