Lynching In African Americans

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Lynching was a crucial affair for white supremacists to gain power over the black south in the late 19th and 20 century. The prevalence of lynching was due to a subsequent amount of factors, many in which combined terrorism in order to create a more feared white society. One of the most difficult factors was resistance of the black race to the white race, while for white people it was easier to resist the movement of the blacks because the black south held no social power. However, throughout the history of lynching there has always been different ways that white supremacy overruled the lives of African Americans. Throughout the course of this paper the overviews of the political, economic, and social factors that were relevant to the prevalence…show more content…
In Georgia there were three political elections during the years of 1892, 1894 and 1896 which accounted on average 17 lynching per year during these campaigns. As well as Georgia there was Louisiana which was a prominent state which encountered increasing numbers of lynching during their campaign years. Further political matters were that Populist political parties that were deemed to be perceived as harmful to the supremacy of the white race weren’t gaining any popularity, and Conservatives were concerned that the black power movements were going to result in the loss of cheap labour and the disappearance of control over blacks. Therefore once again lynching began to become common and was on the rise and was even more terrorizing due to the fact that the black political movement never got anywhere and they were being punished for their efforts. The African suppression continued to prevail with the prevalence of lynching, African Americans began to approach a stage where they had essentially nothing and began to be less resistant to violence. It was an ongoing pattern with lynching on the rise and their overall power remained weak. However in 1895, an accommodationist leader of the Tuskegee Institute was in Atlanta to deliver a speech only to be well received by white southerners this man was also referred to as “the greatest white man’s nigger in the world” by Julius F. Taylor. Booker T. Washington made one of the first appearances on stage in front of white people ever by a black man. He discussed how blacks should take on menial work and than gradually prosper to obtain political rights and to hold on and work accordingly to the white system. In turn W.E.B Dubois another black leader criticized the words of wisdom of Washington in effect he wanted black people of the south to fight for political and social equality. In order to reach a
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