How have African-Americans worked to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain equality and civil rights? African Americans struggled with freedom, and being an accepted race in America from as early years of the colonial period until it was firmly established in the late 1700s. In 1865, everything changed because Abraham Lincoln declared that slavery was now illegal, but this did not stop the discrimination, hate crimes, and unequal treatment. Many civil rights leaders would step up, putting themselves out there to fight for their color, and freedom; with little respect from other races. Racism in America is an issue of the past, and we can blame the poor treatment on change and how that generation was raised, but we have
DuBois, describing the ideas of B.T.Washington, doesn’t see the reality, because he believes that the problem of accepting African Americans by the society is a problem of the whole nation, and that the whole nation should make an effort for equality. His main idea is that accepting African Americans in the socity as citizens with civil rights is a business of both sides: those who accept and those who are being accepted: “On the whole the distinct impression left by Mr Washington’s propaganda is that his future depends on his own efforts“. W.E.B. DuBois critisizes Washington, but he doesn’t count the fact that not all the social groups can realize that African Americans are not submitted anymore and that they have full civil rights now. While Mr Washington tells thst the success of African Americans depends on their own efforts, W.E.B.
During the reconstruction era through to the Progressive era much had changed for the African Americans. After the assassination of President Lincoln (April 14, 1865) President Andrew Johnson continued the “ten percent plan”. The African Americans wanted land, voting rights and wanted to be educated which had been denied to them for centuries, they were considered to be economically and racially inferior compared to the whites. During the years of 1867 to 1870 the African Americans were able to increase their amount of social power. However with this increase of power came a group of southerners led by an ex-confederate forming the Ku Klux Klan in 1867.
Type of Change Example of One Change Caused by the Civil War and Reconstruction Example of One Challenge to Change Politica l Blacks In America Became Citizens and had the right to vote. the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments Congress passing the 15th amendment Econo mic Sharecropping instead of slave labor to produce cotton The Freedman’s Bureau Social Planter Aristocracy in the South replaced by a political elite of incoming northerners. Town, Factories, and Fields were destroyed 1. Which type of change—political, social, or economic—had the most impact on Southern life? The Reconstruction era after the civil war had the most impact on Southern life because it was
This pattern of advantages and disadvantages in accumulating assets as well as social and economic trends that exaggerate inequality has ultimately been the downfall for blacks. The reasons that America is now structured as a society split between whites and blacks economically have been due to race domination in state policies that have been structured by systematic forms of discrimination and segregation. Obviously, none of us can change what has happened in the past to lead up to this inequality however, a level of awareness among Americans including politicians would be beneficial in solving some of these problems to possibly benefit blacks on a wide range scale. I feel that a better understanding amongst our nation would help to plan social policies in the future to put blacks at a better advantage, rather than disadvantage by acknowledging historical and contemporary issues that have contributed to this perpetuating gap in racial
How far were the Federal Government and the Supreme Court responsible for the changing status of African Americans in the years 1945-1968? The Federal Government in the United States is divided into three branches, Legislative; Congress, Executive; President and Judicial; The Supreme Court. The Supreme Court therefore forms part of the Federal Government. The Federal Government played a significant part to change the status of African Americans from 1945 to 1968 in the sense that the Presidents during this period; Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson all started to become more involved in improving Civil Rights for Black Americans and passing acts. Eisenhower passed the Civil rights Act of 1957, Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and there were others which showed African Americans that progress was being made.
Booker T. believed that if Blacks formed a strong work force and became essential to the Southern economy, that whites would have no choice but to give equal rights and equal respect to them. W.E.B. DuBois on the other hand believed that Blacks should fight for voting rights and from there make changes via politics. Another way these two varied is in the way they hoped to promote change. While Booker T. hoped to create change by African Americans assimilating into white society, and becoming a vital part of their world, DuBois wanted Blacks to virtually push their way into society.
The South felt that Lincoln should not do slavery and take away their economy or their way of life. The South also felt that each state had the right to vote on any law. African Americans wanted to be treated fair. One reason why they wanted to be treated fair is because they did not want to be slaves anymore. But the most important reason was because African American wanted to have the right to vote.
referred to as the great critic that would bring a new social era. this transformation is not only responsible for the genocide of countless native americans and african cultures, it was also the birth of a new society .in the new world european colonization of the americas and its enslavement of africans drastically changed the atlantic world economically and socially .from 1492 to
Race has always been attached to history primarily to the person’s color and the relationship between race and their social status. Although there were many white Americans that welcome the idea of having African Americans as equals, others did not agree to the change. They let their ignorance, racism, and self-interest to continue and spread their ideas of racial division to everyone around them. However, governments in the south, where ninety percent of blacks lived, barred them of their constitutional rights through poll taxes, limitations on registration, and literacy tests. Southern state governments also created legislation that restricted and controlled the lives of the ex-slaves, known as the “Black Codes”.