Shania Bowley 1/24/18 Unit 6 Text Questions Ms. Mungin 1. What was the result of the outlawing of the Civil Rights Act of 1875? In 1883, the Supreme Court declared that the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which forbid discrimination in hotels, trains, and other public spaces, was unconstitutional. Signs with “white” and “colored” on them began to pop up in railroad stations, theaters, auditoriums, on restrooms and drinking fountains. Black Americans were banned from white businesses and were forced to attend separate schools.
Even though such law was created, there were still many racists in America. For example, only because some of the doctors were racist, they rejected to cure Black people and many of them suffered from health problems. The state governments arranged public facility for white and black people so that they had to use different bathrooms, restaurants, trains, and so on. Also, Black children couldn’t attend school with White children. As a result, African-American Civil Rights Movement had begun in the 1950s.
Segregation has plagued the U.S. since before the Civil War. Racism between blacks and whites has ended in horrible incidents to blacks done by whites. Racial segregation is primarily done in the south. The government seems to do nothing to stop it. The racial segregation has has to stop, the Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal” but in the south that does not apply.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended all state and local laws involving segregation. It has only been 54 years since segregation in the United states was legal. Until about 50 years ago the laws did not protect everyone as a whole; black and white people were not considered equal and were separated from each other. This included racial segregation in schools, restaurants, cafes, bathrooms, hotels/motels, on buses and trains. The modern Civil Rights movement began in the 1950s when Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man on a segregated bus.
His role in achieving civil rights was greatly significant due to his technique of bringing people together and his signature non-violent protests. For decades before the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans were exposed to all kinds of discrimination and persecution. They were not allowed to vote, had segregated seating on busses or do really anything that involved the two races being near each other. This segregation of both races was fuelled by laws known as the Jim Crow Laws which started in 1876. These laws founded the start of a
Through his new ideas, he offered an alternative to opinions of other individuals like Martin Luther, which people regarded as ambiguous. This, however, gained him popularity and support from a considerable percent of the Black population and this greatly helped him initiate the Black Power Movement (Haley). Malcolm X was a voice of the people who considered the non-violence approach to be unsuccessful, and they needed an influential leader who would guide them through the new idea. The primary objective of the Black power was to promote power for African Americans and to help eradicate the oppression of Black people to restore their dignity. However, while the civil rights movement was in opposition to ethnic separation, Malcolm X demanded for the entire segregation of the Black Americans from
In 1908, one of the most known racially motivated riots occurred in Springfield, Illinois. Many African Americans were affected; many were lynched and they were economically setback, as their property was destroyed. As an effort to stop violence against blacks and make a change, a group of white and black americans came together to discuss what they could do as a whole. There they panned out their goals, which was extending the rights of the 13th,14th, and 15th amendment to African Americans.These three reforms stated the disbandment of slavery, the right to vote for all men, and protection based on law regardless of race. This meeting shaped the goals and values of the NAACP, which was bringing change and most importantly equality between the races.
In the North, blacks encountered de facto segregation, racism, and discrimination in housing and public services; nevertheless, they were able to vote and had better job opportunities. In the South, blacks were disfranchised, lived under a segregationist regime enforced by violence, and found fewer avenues for escape from crushing poverty"(Leuchtenburg, William). Because of all this Roosevelt felt bad for the African Americans and therefore he wanted to help all of them. since he offered to help them, they began to trust him and believe in him, that he can get their rights. Roosevelt never thought it was right for the African Americans to get treated the way they did.
When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, lots of people thought it was a large step in the right direction for equal rights for all. This was not the case though because one hundred years after this important document was signed, the question of Civil Rights was still a massive topic of discussion because of the segregation and discrimination that the African Americans were being targeted with. One of the most influential African American leaders during this time was Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a large reason for why the Civil Rights Movement had such a large impact on the lives of African Americans. King took place in many events in society and had a big influence on the African American communities who were fighting
From 26 May 1948, South Africa was run by the National Party government, who came to power on the political platform of Apartheid. Not only did apartheid separate whites from non-whites, it also segregated the Blacks (Africans) from the Coloured (Indians, Asians). All things such as jobs, schools, railway stations, beaches, park benches, public toilets and even parliament. Apartheid also prevented blacks from living in white areas. This brought on the hated "pass laws" which was the reason that the protest in Sharpeville happened in the first place.