Inevitably this discrimination also involved much more than just indifference of colour, blacks experienced poor working conditions violent retaliation and even lynching if the status quo of white supremacy was to be challenged. In search of better conditions, four leading African-Americans offered some solution’s to deal with the situation. Booker T. Washington, du bois, Marcus Garvey and Phillip Randall all contributed to giving the black community a voice in America. There different roles will be compared contrasted and assessed in their part to play in overcoming these challenges. Firstly Booker T. Washington, he was a Black educator who focused on practical education which would lead to black social advancement.
Eventually, the Southern States found ways to evade the Fifteenth Amendment. They created the poll tax, literacy test, and property qualification to disenfranchise the black people indirectly. They demanded that all voters must pay tax with the receipt of the income, pass the literacy test, and own properties in order to be able to vote. However, most of the black people were still participating in the sharecropping so they were not able to get the receipt of the income. Also, even most of the black people who could read failed the literacy test that involved interpreting the Constitution.
Not having access to certain aspects in life can cause a lot of pressure in society. One planter claimed, “What I want here is Negroes who can make cotton and they don’t need education to help them make cotton.” After the slaves were freed, black people had an overwhelming desire to learn. Education was “the next best thing to liberty”. Since they had no previously been allowed to have schools, many different ages of blacks had to learn to read and write. There was an overwhelming amount of education that “took place outside of the classroom” as well.
I feel that black history month is becoming irrelevant and more so a school assignment than a time to reflect upon the interesting facts about our ancestors and the many things they accomplished that give so much flavor to our culture. If we stop teaching and learning about our African American history, it will become easier to convince people that African Americans came from nothing and that is false. I believe that white people do not want black history month to continue because it is a constant reminder of what their ancestors did. You cannot have American history without Black
The beliefs of W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey, as influenced by their background, had a profound effect on their life work, including the organizations they were involved with and the type of people they attracted. DuBois came from a more privileged background. His life work centered on improving the condition of African Americans, but he wanted to do this by working with liberal whites through the NAACP. His following attracted mostly upper class and intellectual blacks.
Negroes in the American Revolution And the Civil War During this semester, I had noticed that negroes were not officially recognized by the white man for his service in the American Revolution and the Civil War. The negroes have been downplayed for most of American history until now. As more historians enter into the research field, they are finding more documents and information that has proven that these men have done far more than what was actually written in the textbooks. I was assigned to take a look at one monogram and two external resources to back up what the book was talking about as far as evidence goes. I believe I found two great examples of negroes taking charge and showing the United States that they are just as good or even better than the white men who are given free reign over what can or cannot be done in the military.
Statement of Question My topic is the music of The Harlem Renaissance. During this time, African Americans were encouraged to celebrate their hertitage. What became of this shocked people around the nation. Many African Americans showed talents in poetry, music, and acting. This became a very important part of our history.
The Portrayal of African American Women in Media The media has always played a big role in how people perceive different cultures through such media outlets such as radio, television, and internet. We felt that the portrayal of African-American women would be a good topic for this paper, because all race of women but especially black women have had negative stereotypes in media and we feel that they have had the most tainted image in people’s eyes. We also feel that this paper is important because a lot of people can learn about the struggles that these women have had to overcome through these years. This is a part of American culture no matter if we are male, female, black or white. Topics like this need to be brought up more often so people can learn from mistakes and learn how to forgive people for past judgments’.
Many of the black intellectuals resided in the northern states while the masses were in the south. Solutions for the northern problems were not applicable to the southern states and yet they tried to force a fit. They discouraged running away from the south, which is hypocritical especially from Douglass as he had fled the south to reside in the north. They initially fostered hope with the Republican party to carry them into equality and civil rights even when it was clearly not the best choice. They also tried to minimize the effect of the African American church.
History of Historical Black Colleges Introduction Historically Black Colleges are providing amazing education to many students in today’s world. HBCU’s have produced Influential leaders such as Martin Luther King, Oprah and even doctors and lawyers. HBCU’s provide students with the opportunity to learn, grow and fully express themselves culturally and spiritually. Historically black colleges are detrimental in todays world and have overcome many tribulations as well as criticism in the past and present. Historically black colleges are constantly proving themselves and constantly making a positive impact on students as well as the world.