And some of them became so company owners. The whites who were believed in white supremacy were accurate with this situation. They could not accept that African-American earn more money than themselves and became a boss of them. The conflict between whites and blacks were becoming worse and worse. This is the second reason which led to the
"Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?” Socially, blacks were subjected to segregation and discrimination. Segregation wasn’t really a large problem to them, however, as they were more interested in forming a black community rather than integrating with the whites. However, I mean, it is still pretty awful to be treated like you’re not a being worthy enough to drink out of the same water fountain or attend the same school based on skin color. Blacks were subjected to many dehumanizing things socially speaking. Oh, and lets not forget the KKK (if that falls into this category; I think it does) who harassed, intimidated, and killed black people.
Black campaigners tried to use the fact that they fought in the war to gain respect and equality. However, there was still a very high number of racism in the southern states and the number of lynchings increased after the war. This shows that even after the effort the black put into helping in the war, they were still classed as second class citizens and not respected in the same way as
Black Detroit has a very interesting history. African Americans migrated to Detroit in very large numbers during the "Great Black Migrations". The largest percentage came from Alabama, while many others came from Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. This increased Detroit's black population from under 6,000 in 1910 to 120,000 in 1930. The city of Detroit once boasted the largest Black middle class in America.
Compared to other races, they got humiliated, enslaved and denied fundamental rights by the whites. Moreover, by virtue of being considered as inferior, they were not allowed to vote. The laws enacted were also discriminatory against the blacks. The whites justified their actions by claiming that the laws of the state provided for the place of each race, and the status quo must be
Jefferson believes that slavery should be abolished because not only did it deprive the Black’s right to liberty, it also undermined the self control white men had to self republic. However, Jefferson felt that if the blacks were to be excluded from the nation and immediately removed from the Country if they were to be freed. The reason Jefferson wanted Blacks to get exported from the country was because he feared that they would retaliate with hatred from all the suffering they have endured from the power and merciless force of the white men. Jefferson not only feared the blacks, he also
During the war many African Americans migrated from the southern countryside's to the southern towns and cities for work. More than 1 million African Americans migrated to the north to work in factories; by 1945 50% of African Americans lived in towns and cities. This push towards industrial employment was increased in machinery in farming witch resulted in less demand for labourers to work on the fields. Agricultural work was the main source for income for African Americans. In factories African Americans earned more money than they did as farm labourers.
As if being black in America was not enough to get you into trouble in the south, lynch laws and Jim Crow laws put into perspective of how racially inferior African Americans were presumed to be as opposed to their white counter parts; and used to reestablish a white social and political power (90 – 92). The simplest misdeeds such as the thought of a black man wanting a white woman in any sexual way was reason enough to get lynched. Various other reasons include “attempting to vote, unpopularity, self-defense, or testifying against a white man.” For black males, however, “winking, looking directly into the eyes, failing to distance himself, or whistling at a white female” were considered especially heinous. Black men were portrayed as these animalistic savages who wanted their precious white woman’s purity. Black women, on the other hand, were viewed as loose harlots who were sexually driven; basically saying that us as black woman wanted these white southern men to rape us.
History Sources Analysis Task 1. Source 5, an historian’s account, discusses the Jim Crow laws. Two points that can be made about these laws are, firstly its stereotypical image of black people was that they had poor etiquette. This was because black people were seen in society as the lower class in comparison to white people. Secondly, the white people thought they were inferior and so they felt no shame in making fun of them at minstrels.
Slavery was a topic and an issue between the North and South for many years. Many people in the North felt that slavery was immoral. People in the South felt that slavery was not only right but it was necessary. Slaves were treated very inferior. They often lived in small cabins regardless of how many there were.