DBQ 1989 During the late 1800’s, Blacks were facing many obstacles. Some of which were poverty, discrimination, and insufficient education, which in turn, led to illiteracy and therefore, a lack of jobs. Fortunately, this started to change from the period of 1877-1915 with the help of Black activists W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. These leaders held very different opinions and strategies to deal with the problems the Black Americans were facing at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth.
Garvey’s significance in reducing racial discrimination in the short term is a debatable question and is highlighted by the rift of historical opinions. Garvey’s ideology and belief in racial pride and black nationalism made him different to other black leaders. This led to immediate support from the black community but also criticism from authorities and other civil rights leaders. On his arrival in 1916 Garvey gained immediate support which coincided with the death of Booker T. Washington. The death of Washington left a space for a new black leader which Garvey intended to fill.
The foremost advantage of this school was that Washington applied his beliefs of education to situations of Southern regions and economic improvement of the South. Its platforms highlighted industrial training as a means to self-respect and economic independence for black people. Washington had a positive influence on political life trying to resolve racial difficulties and discrimination. Economically, he received backing from philanthropists, and presented and prepared educational programs for black students. In social scope he had a big influence on opinions and life discernment of black population disseminating philosophies of equivalence and skillful labor.
During the period there were mainly two Civil Rights Act . The first one is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this Civil Rights Act legally made segregation illegal.However, segregation still existed in many ways, for example, black children still could't go to white local schools. The act in 1965, demanded black people should have higher education opportunities .This improved the average knowledge of black people, and raised more black people with plasticity. Above is why I think desegregation is the most important factor that led to racial equality achievements during the period
He believed blacks should fight for full equal rights in every area of life. Marcus Garvey, the founder of UNIA believed Blacks should aim to set up a homeland in Africa. Some Black people worked hard to set up businesses, others entered professions and there were outstanding stories, such as athlete Jesse Owens and boxer Joe Louis. However, black soldiers weren’t so fortunate, they returned to a country where blacks were still victims of violence and had the worst paid
It do not make sense that people would hold something from others just because the color of their skin. Those times are over with the help of many famous leaders from the past that paved the way for the future. Blacks today are still affected by racial slurs, jobs, and education. Blacks today are being shown prejudices in many forms and fashion. There are still people that call blacks niggers and nappy heads like in the “old days”.
Race in Turn of the Century America Melony R. Hadden HIS 204 American History Since 1865 Prof. Angela Cranon-Charles November 10, 2012 The United States entered the twentieth century still confronting numerous problems such as corruption in business, economic depression, and labor unrest. Among these problems, America also faced the increasing racial tension in its society. Although free from slavery, African-Americans still encountered racial violence, segregation, and isolation from white society (Bowles, 2011). America’s desire to attain “Manifest Destiny”, technological advancement, and support of segregation hindered equality among races in American society. The signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the addition of the thirteenth through fifteenth amendments to the Constitution freed African-Americans from slavery and granted them equal rights
These victims to these horrible things were almost always African American. After the Reconstruction there was still a lot of tension between the blacks and white reconstruction failed for many reasons. The sad fact remains that the ideals of reconstruction was most clearly defeated by the deep seated racism that permeated American life. Racism was why the white south so unrelentingly did not want reconstruction. Racism was the reason why northerners had little interest in black’s right except as a means to protect the union or to safeguard the republic.
Introduction At the end of the Civil War, America faced the difficult task of uniting not only two separated territories of the United States, but also two races long separated by racism and culture. Devastated and embittered by the damage of the war, the South had a long way to go in order to achieve true equality between the former slave owners and former slaves. The majority of the South remained set in racist behavior, finding post-Civil War legal loopholes to diminish African American rights (Tindall & Shi, 2010, pp. 757-758). Southerners continued to marginalize Blacks in their behavior toward ex-slaves and the later African American generation, continuing the escalation of racial tensions through white terror and discriminatory attitudes (Tindall & Shi, 2010, p. 759).
Some blacks had to pay to vote through the use of “poll taxes” while others were discouraged by complicated literacy tests. The goal of white America at that time was to take away the freedoms of the African Americans and make them feel like they were inferior. They continued to segregate churches, mass transportation, schools, restaurants, and other public venues with increasing strength. The rise of supremacy groups such as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) led to further manipulation, intimidation, violence, house and church burnings, lynching, and murders of African Americans. Blacks continued to be treated like second class citizens and were forced into their subordinate place in society that still perpetuates today.