The blacks were treated in an inhumane style, receiving violent beating and extreme manual labour for many hours of the day, minimum amounts of food and poor living conditions. In 1861, the war against Slavery in America began. After 4 years of fighting between the Northern and Southern States of America that left of 600,000 dead, the Northern states had defeated the Southern states that had been fighting for slavery and their own secession. After becoming victorious, the Northern states and the President declared slavery to be abolished in America. However, even after its abolishment, blacks were still kept in slavery and were treated poorly and unequal to other, white Americans.
DHL and the men could not reach an agreement, therefore, on behalf of the federal government, the EEOC helped to process the charges and pursue litigation. The EEOC has filed racial discrimination charges against DHL. African Americans have been the subject of discrimination since the 1600s when they were brought to America as slaves. From 1890 to 1940 the Jim Crow laws enacted throughout The United States openly segregated Black and White Americans in public places. Black Americans were publically beaten, frightened, and even killed (Magar, 2010).
His father, Joshua Dunbar, was a former slave who escaped to Canada and later served in the volunteer Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Infantry during the American Civil War. His mother, the former Mrs. Matilda Murphy, was an ex-house slave from Lexington, Kentucky. Neither parent was formally educated, but both were self taught readers by the time Dunbar was born (Wiggins 11). Life during the Reconstruction Era was difficult for many African Americans, especially in the south. In the Alabama Review, Bertis English, Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University, writes that, “numerous whites vented their frustrations by harassing, intimidating, or physically assaulting blacks” and that they “made it difficult for African Americans to buy land and homes, secure employment, or gather socially.” (4).
African Americans were segregated from the whites and also Women had no rights because Men were seen as the alpha male. The obstacles of the two would probably fit into the race and gender of how America was back in the twentieth century. African Americans were always hard to be put in society in the 1900’s because of slavery. Even though slavery had ended in the 1950’s, they were still not accepted into society. The northern parts of the United States accepted African Americans, and many try to escape to the north to try to get employed and leave the racial segregation in the south.
Some slaves were treated badly and suffered through many hardships, some were whipped and most were deprived of an education. Abolitionists believed it was wrong to enslave a person, majority of Abolitionists lived in the North with only a few in the South. Abolitionists published antislavery newspapers, books, made speeches and entered politics to fight for the abolition of slavery. They also set up underground railroad systems to help runaway slaves escape to Northern states or to Canada. Abolitionists faced bitter and violent opposition in both the North and South.
The social impact of segregation was very damaging at the time for African American’s and America. In the south, “segregation was everywhere possible such as in places like schools, institutions for the blind, deaf, metal institutions, cemeteries, prisons, military units, boats, trains, hotels, waiting rooms, restaurants, elevators, hospitals, public bathrooms, pools, water fountains, churches, and a lot of other places.” (Segregation In The 1800's). This quote shows that many African Americans always had separate items as white people had. This quote also shows that the white people didn’t like having to share their environment with African Americans. Also, “No blacks were elected to office and black voters, especially in the Deep South had virtually disappeared” ( Brown, Nikki L. M., and Barry M. Stentiford,466).
Their children were taken from them, families were separated, and many of them were either worked or beaten to death. Even after slavery was ended after the Civil was discrimination was powerful. When the Vietnam was came, African Americans contributed to the military efforts. However, they were forced to be in segregated units. Even though African Americans made up less then 10% of
The southern states, who relied heavily on slavery for their labor, refused and conceded from the union to form the Confederacy. Over 600,000 Americans gave their lives in those four years of fierce and hallowed battles. At the end of the war, much of our nation stood
Segregation has been shown in many way and in different forms of housing, industries and often in our school board . The factor segregation we face today started when slaves gained their freedom in the southern cities back in the 19oo‘s . The black community “were look as an inferior race” in the eye’s of the White American community (Woodward). Even after they won their freedom everyone still saw them unequivalent, and discrimination continued. The southern states started to segregate without sanction; “a segregated society is one in which members of different races rarely, if ever, come into contact with one another as equals” (Dizard).These free-men and freewoman were often denied their civil rights and were discriminated by railroads hotels, and inns.
In Africa, as in other places around the world, the vast majority of slaves were war captives, criminals and individuals banished from their clans. Slavery in Africa followed lines similar to those in other places in the fact that once a person was bonded into slavery he had no personal rights. He had no say in the type of work he was ordered to do and had no right to personal belongings. He could be punished at anytime for any reason, or for no reason. They could be bought or sold as property in the same way one would sell beasts of burden.