"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.
During the 18th century, schools in the Southern United States refused to allow black children into their public schools; fearing that education and literacy would have a strong influence toward the destruction of the institution of slavery. In the Northern States, black education was not forbidden, though it was segregated. Much of the Quaker religion that has founded large parts of the north helped to increase literacy rates by creating schools. These schools and others gave African –Americans in the North a far higher literacy rate and writing ability than those in the Southern states. Much of the plantation and slave owner’s power came from the slave’s dependence on the owner for survival.
By the turn of the century, segregation was firmly in place, there was competition between the races and diminishing African American to second class citizens. Mays of the jobs that were available went to the whites and blacks that had skills or a profession they was generally used to serve black clients. African American they were barred from serving on juror duties and they got a much stronger punishment than the whites for the same crime. As the Jim Crow law made things harder to change so did social norms. Those living in the south always addressed white southerners as mister, miss, and ma’am even those who had no social norms.
DuBois was an African American college professor who felt he had been cheated out of a proper education because his school system did not teach black history. In his article entitled "Does the Negro Need Separate Schools? ", DuBois stated that he hardly knew anything about his own culture until he started university. Even though DuBois lived a few decades ago, the same problems he experienced are still around today in many school systems including the one I was brought up in, and I believe that it’s preventing accurate worldviews from being
One of the changes that can be linked to Washington’s approach of accommodation is 15th amendment which states that voting could not be denied to a person just because of there race. Even though black people were finally allowed to vote they had to be educated enough to be able to vote and pass literacy test. Another concept was “grandfather rights” this created new literacy
This being said at this time people with black skin were not equal, along with women and also children. Because of the time period this story takes place the “N” word is an acceptable word and not frowned upon like today . That being said when the white slave owners called their slaves “nigger” they were still
The law about African American slaves were just disappeared before that time. There was a lot of discrimination on African American people. African American people got any discrimination about everything like law, lives, etc… White people just called African Americans with nigger, or black. The white people called them badly like ‘black’ naturally. The story in the book is about how did African American people were treated badly at that time.
Because of this, all armed forces were eventually desegregated. This is a huge step to equality as it shows to people that black people can do the same jobs white people can do. Although this may have been apparent, many white people still treated black people as second class citizens. You could say to an extent that they treated them like children as white Americans thought that they were still smarter than African Americans even though this has been proved wrong in WWII. Even though African Americans have shown that they can do what Caucasian Americans can do there is still De Jure segregation in the south which is commonly known as the Jim Crow law.
Back before civil war blacks were not allowed to receive an education so they could not read. Now they can read which gives them the right to vote and own property. We have realized how important education is over the years. Education has helped them to have a voice in politics. As one historian wrote, slavery and politics were intertwined in the creation of the nation itself (Mason,
I was raised in a predominantly African American surrounding, which only allowed me to be exposed to people of my own ethnicity. As I got older I was educated about racism but I still held on to the stereotypes and generalizations of what I was taught through society. It was mentioned in the readings that diversity is important because ignorance can play a major part in verbal and non-verbal abuse with race.