Members of the charter generation were often treated more like other servants than slaves. In addition, they often were able to earn freedom in American society as slavery was not connected to skin color in the mid-seventeenth century. However, by the end of this section, it is clear that blackness is seen as inferiority.
Music in many ways made a very good or better improved life for the immigrant's,from 1910 to 1970 About 6 million African Americans moved from the Southern United States to the Midwest, and Western states to look for a better life. They moved because the Southern part of the United States had a lack of jobs,education,discrimination, and denied rights. The main cities,states,or countries that they migrated to or moved to where New York,Chicago,Philadelphia, and Detroit guessing that one of them would give them a better future for them and their families to live at. One of the Music and dances that the African Americans did was called the Renaissance and that's what represented them as something fun and entertaining for them to do. Other impact of music was Jazz music they had a specific dance and song for
When slavery was abolished, Jim Crow laws were put into effect to keep African Americans and Whites separated. During these times black slaves were to receive 4 acres of land and a mule from the slave owner to repay them for the incarceration as slaves. Due to the split labor market, blacks had a harder time retaining their jobs, and the jobs that were approved for blacks were low paying. Despite the these societal disadvantages against the African American people, some slaves like my great, great, great grandfather, Wesley A. Settles who built the first school in Edgefield, SC where he taught African American children how to read and write, were able to rise and prosper.
Many slaves received their freedom without a formal emancipation. Although the majority of slaves remained in bondage, those who earned their freedom started free African American communities. At the end of 1775, the royal governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, offered the reward of freedom to
According to Wilkerson, “some people disappeared completely- the palest Creoles passed into the white society, never to be seen again in the colored world” (256). Although this was no doubt a relatively low number of individuals capable of this type of assimilation, it mirrors that off the Southern and Eastern Europeans immigrants who dropped their entire culture to become a part of the dominant white culture. They completed the race-relation cycle and had fully assimilated into the common culture and had been accepted as one who belonged. These three forms of assimilation on shed a small light on the spectrum of various assimilation that African Americans went through during the great migration. For each individual it was unique and their level of assimilation into the dominant culture varied depending on what aspect of their life was being effected.
Until the 20th century many people were not given all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The rich and the caucasian men were given all of the rights, the privileges, and the responsibilities. The African American men and women were slaves or very unwealthy. The Native American men and women had already been kicked off their land. They had to stay in their small pieces of land, that didn’t have anything they started with, like rich soil to grow maize or much water from streams.
African Americans fought in the Civil War on the Union and Confederate side. Most of the slaves were free and run away slaves. The emancipation proclamation helped the slaves be free and get their citizenship. Black soldiers did not receive equal or treatment white soldiers made more money. In June 1864 Congress granted retroactive equal pay meaning blacks and whites made the same pay.
On the other hand, African Americans, are now twenty times as likely to live in poor community. A large number of African American families, coming from the underprivilaged quarter of comminity an ages ago, continue to live in such community today. Although, for African african families moving out of such community is much more difficult for them. But only a small number of white families who lived in the poor quarter of community an ages ago still do so. This is a clear example of how race can be related to social
African Americans have been below the white class for a very long time. Although slavery had ceased for over a century, blacks were still treated like they were in servitude, being seized of their profits, and being subject to sharecropping. Many of the victims families still suffer from the problems of the past, and find themselves at the bottom, where there ancestors lied. Blacks today may even be segregated more financially than they were racially a few decades ago. Giving reparations to the victims wouldn’t make all their problems disappear, but it would help many get closure for their ancestor’s involuntary services.
Most African Americans are the descendants of confined Africans. Africans arrived in the New World and used their knowledge of the old world to create new world inventions. African Americans lost their African heritage once they arrived into America. during slavery; Their contributions in early America weren 't really acknowledged. If they did receive credit it was little to none.