White Proliferation Of African Americans In The 1900's

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African Americans have dealt with the issues of white supremacy for many decades. Especially between the 1800’s and the 1900’s. This constant battle with white supremacists took place mainly in the southern states at the time but it also ventured north of the Mason-Dixon line. African Americans didn’t only have to deal with the racial comments from whites in during the time period but they feared for their lives day in and day out. African Americans didn’t want to live in fear anymore, and now days everyone knows why. White supremacy groups would form in the different regions in the south, most to have enough white people in the group to have a lynching party for the African Americans that still haven’t left the town. This was constant …show more content…

Most white supremacy groups were only local town lynching mobs, but another national white supremacy group that was most feared was the “Klu-Kux-Klan” or also know as the “KKK”. According to the Salem Press (2011) Gorrell explained this white supremacy group was formed in 1866 and was a “group of white supremacists, disaffected by the outcome of the Civil War, grew into an organization of institutionalized race hatred.” (pg.3) After the KKK was formed every African American living in the south knew who the klan was and new to stay out of their …show more content…

Du Bois wanted African Americans to fight the racial tensions through legally bound exercises. These could be courtroom cases, political movements, and any other debate that could be argued without violence. As Edward Bulwer-Lytton said, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” which was a phase Du Bois was portraying to the African American community. All throughout the mid 1800’s to mid 1900’s white supremacy was a thing African Americans couldn’t escape from, but they tried to improve their chances to pay by the hate by learning to understand mechanical aspects of life that was taught at the Tuskegee school. Which was a school built and ran by African Americans to learn practices to better their trade skills to obtain steady jobs to earn a living. With these skills they could open their own schools, churches, hospitals, and other recreational places that was banned to them by racial injustice. These skills and institutions that the African Americans created portrayed to the whites that “yes”, African Americans can become sufficient and become

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