In factories African Americans earned more money than they did as farm labourers. African Americans who migrated also started to build their own communities and founded the NAACP (National association of the Advancement of Colour People) . I think this alone impacted the status of African Americans greatly because now Africans were no longer in the country sides and were in the cities and towns, in industry. This meant that they had a bigger part to play in the economy of the USA. Although African Americans had greatly improved in their income and houses, many people didn't treat them any differently.
He states that, “he had the whitest shirt you’d ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain’t a man in that town that’s got as fine clothes as what he had “(page 35). Here he is talking spitefully about how the black man has better things than the white man because he feels that all black people should be low because that is what the state of mind in his life was. He feels like the man is stealing away what should be his because he is white, so therefore he deserves more. Another subject of irony was when he was talking about how the government wants everyone but him to raise his son. He states in the quote, “here’s the law a-standing ready to take a man’s son away from him-a man’s own son, which he has had all the trouble and all the anxiety and all the expense of raising”(page 34).
Labor Relations December 16, 2007 10,000 Black Men Named “George” Unions Organizing Campaigns George Pullman was the first person to employ emancipated slaves; one of the few corporations to employ large numbers of African Americans. This depicts the mistreatment and struggles of African American porters, known as the Pullman Porters. They were a fraternity, 10,000 black men united in their service on the luxury passenger rail lines. Courteous, dignified, diligent, black men whom wore crisp jackets, black pants and big smiles, but the struggle they fought for better work conditions laid the foundations for the civil rights movement. Pullman porters performed many tasks, ranging from taking tickets to making up
With all the profits he made dealing and selling cocaine in south central L.A., His operation was hardly done with out help. His Nicaraguan associates Normin Meneses and Oscar Blandon were right there along side Ricky unleashing a crack wave, which urban America still hasn’t recovered from. Known simply as “Freeway” Rick, he started as a poor illiterate high school dropout from south central Los Angeles. Ricky was a talented tennis player and had hopes of one day playing on the college level. When Ricky’s coach realized he couldn’t read or write his college scholarships went out the window.
The Cotton Club: The Highlight of the 1920s The Cotton Club was established its name during the Prohibition period in 1927. First discovered by a notorious white New York gangster named Owney Madden, it was the main attraction for people to buy alcohol and enjoy entertainment at the same time (University of Washington). Although it ended up to be a club enjoyed by all races and color, it started as a segregated place. The club consisted of mostly white plantation owners who had money and Madden didn’t want to have African Americans to interfere with his business. Only a few African Americans entertainers were admitted (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs).
In 2008, a black man was elected the President of the United States. African Americans have come a long way and made a lot of progress in society. It seems as if the movement is over, yet there are still subtle inequalities all around in education and the workforce. Black people still have the problem of stereotyping and racial profiling. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down and murdered by a neighbor as he walked home from the store in February 2012 because of racial profiling (Martin).
Even though Harlem was mostly populated by the African-American community they could still not escape the racial segregation that the white Landlords showed them. During this time the white landlords would charge African Americans significantly more rent then they would to a white renter. However throughout the 1920’s, 118 792 white people left the area of Harlem and 87 417. This was due to the Jim Crow Laws being passed and an uprising of the Klu Klux Klan in the south. Even though being a slum, Harlem was considered the spiritual home for African Americans alike, all over
In the article written by Bob Faw from NBC News he states that many didn’t have any type of insurance, many could not leave the area because they were dependent on government checks, and many couldn’t even afford the basic transportation. He also states “This natural disaster illustrates what experts have known all along — disasters do not treat everyone alike. Surviving is easier for whites who have than for blacks who don’t. And when push comes to shove, it’s every man, woman and child for himself.” From analyzing Bob Faw’s article it seems that he correlates a lot of the poverty due to race. Faw states that 67% of the population in New Orleans is African-American and that half of that population lives below the poverty line.
The name “Negro Wall Street,” also known as “Black Wall Street,” was coined during the early 1900’s and was given to Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Due to segregation, blacks were only allowed to shop, spend, and live in a 35 square block area called the Greenwood district. Tulsa, Oklahoma began as an outpost of the Creek Indians. This area grew rapidly into home for several prominent black businessmen with the sudden oil discovery. Greenwood housed a variety of thriving businesses that were very successful up until the Tulsa Race Riot.
Both lawyers did their best to win the jury, however, both juries were made up of only white people who were prejudice against the blacks. The juries did not even consider the evidence since the convicted men were black. They believed that the whites were superior and were always right. Tom Robinson’s trial shows the segregation and the injustice that happened just like the Scottsboro Boys trial. To Kill a Mockingbird was set during the time of the Great Depression which affected the farmers the most.