For example, in the south, African Americans had little chance of being employed against white people, due to the discrimination of employers. This trapped blacks in a cycle of poverty; if they couldn’t get jobs, they couldn’t afford to pay poll tax so they could vote for someone who would improve their employment rights. Also, southern African Americans had few employment opportunities. For example, sharecropping and other agricultural jobs were the main opportunities. African American women were treated even worse than men.
During the year 1945-55 there was limited progress in improving the status of African-Americans because of segregation, limited education, money, the law and voting rights. Segregation was seen in all walks of life during this period, including the Army. African-Americans were not treated equally due to the Plessy v. Ferguson and Cunningham v. The Board of Education ruling of Separate But Equal. This meant that segregation was not seen as unconstitutional if the segregated areas are equal. All of this was put in place to ensure that it was incredibly difficult for African-Americans to improve their status.
African Americans could still be treated like slaves and not treated like human beings. America would still be a very segregated place. Freedom Summer was a very dark time in American history but all in all, America has turned out pretty good. It’s no doubt that America was not the most favorable place during this time period for most, if not all African Americans. But without all the events that occurred then, we might not be where we are
The failure of a common goal between African-American leaders did not help solve these issues, but it was not the main problem facing blacks and was not the most important factor preventing advancement of civil rights. Leaders like Booker T. Washington and W.E.B du Bois did have ideas about how to improve conditions for African Americans, but none of their ideas would have worked due to factors such as the lack of ambition from the Presidents during this period and how people in the South still were intolerant of blacks. The leadership towards equality was divided however, and at that time, it did make the idea of equality seem even more unreachable. The main example of division between the African-American leaders is with Booker T. Washington and W.E.B du Bois. They were both educated black men but came from very different social backgrounds.
They were the minority and were not treated with respect as a whole from its community. African Americans were relegated to menial jobs as porters, ditch – diggers, servants, shoe shine boys and the like. Hate groups against the Negroid’s inflicted beatings and lynching’s while public officials looked the other way. African Americans were also segregated from the mostly Caucasian population. They had to attend poorly equipped schools.
"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.
The African Americans were not able to vote because the whites and the government disenfranchised the African Americans; until the 15th Amendment. The African Americans were considered illiterate to the Whites. The 15th amendment states that they could no longer discriminate based on race. Even though this amendment sounded like good news, the Whites still made literacy test and poll taxes that the African Americans had to do even before voting. The African Americans couldn’t run for office either, they still had Democrats and Republicans.
How freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900 After the Civil War ended with Union victory, constitutional amendments were ratified to grant equal rights and freedom to enslaved African Americans; however, these rights were limited, restricted by those discriminating against African Americans. This new opportunity, promising African Americans better lives soon turned into lives full of terror and poverty. Many were poor, segregated in public facilities, and harassed, threatened or beaten by White Supremacy terror groups. Instead of living hopeful lives full with prosperity the African Americans wished for, they struggled to survive under conditions that gave them as much freedom as slaves had. African Americans’ social rights were very limited partially because of the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
Although in most places in the north they’re was no longer rigid racial etiquette they were aloud to mix with whites, but it remained still that they were poorer and so lived in more undesirable places with poor living conditions so they never really mixed with white Americans anyway. This shows that the Second World War never really had an effect on the lives of African Americans because they still had to deal with major segregation in the south. Although the laws may have changed the attitudes of most White people didn’t change because they were so used to their standard ways of living. However there were changes of attitudes by the government as on December 5, 1946, Truman established by executive order the President’s Committee on Civil Rights. The committee was instructed to investigate the status of civil rights in the United States and propose measures to strengthen and protect the civil rights of American citizens.
Even though Jim and all other niggers of the period did not think of themselves as superior than their masters at all, Twain persuaded the readers to believe that these African slaves were all obedient, honest, and willing to sacrifice for the others – which was not found in the whites in the adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Even though this book was not generally accepted by people at that period, it was a remarkable piece of literature for nowadays readers, because it shows them how different the world in the past is to the present world. This ‘new’ thought of Mark Twain, of equal representation between the whites and blacks, was only accepting by the public till a