Treatment of African Americans as second class citizens was still bad regarding economics in the north, but not as severe as in the south. For example, a mass migration of brought two million blacks to northern cities to seek out better economic opportunities. Also, unemployment in the north fell from almost one million to around 150000 by 1945. This was due to the creation of jobs in factories during World War 2, when it became easier for blacks to get jobs (although not as easy as it was for whites). In the
Due to this boom the amount of unemployed African American workers fell sharply from 937,000 to 151,000 making black Americans more equal citizens and less disenfranchised. Despite the alterations made in the North, in the southern states, African Americans were still predominantly employed in poorly paid agricultural jobs. As it did in the North the war caused a boom in the south as well, however black people were not able to get well-paying jobs until A. Philip Randolph threatened to lead a march on Washington unless jobs were opened up to black workers. This development though did lead to some progression, President Roosevelt in direct response created the FEPC in 1941, which was a solid win for the black
A major shift in the White-Americans’ City’s demographics evoked tension between White-Americans and African-Americans. This turned out be one of the bloodiest riots in the nation’s history. This evidence from before 1945 sparked the lack of improvement for African-Americans between the years of 1945 and 1955. However, the difference between the North and the South was that in the South segregation remained, and African-Americans were barred from all cinemas, restaurants and hotels; but eating, transport and education were not segregated in the North. As a result, it is fair to say that in this aspect, in the North there was some improvement for African-Americans after 1945.
However, you could argue that although they had won the right to vote, segregation still continued throughout the South and lynchings and discrimination continued in the North. I would say that there was substantial change for blacks in the North as they were getting more highly paid and were starting to receive better education, although the lack of equality still remained between black and white Americans as black Americans were still being paid much less than white workers. I also believe that as there were many black campaigns and activists after the war, this could suggest that there was still a want for equality on the black Americans half which puts forward the idea that despite having helped fought for their country, they were still being treated as second class
Government’s efforts to prevent racist dissent proved futile: the government, itself, promoted segregation in public areas. Even with abolitionists’ efforts, this prejudice mindset lasted for decades to come. The first piece of evidence was the literacy tests citizens were required to take in order to vote in some southern states. During Reconstruction, all men, besides Native Americans, were granted the right to vote. Although, states determined suffrage.
Martin Luther King JR. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the American Civil Rights movement. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, this movement helped African Americans gain the same rights as whites. During Martin’s lifetime, African Americans and whites were segregated. Laws also separated all blacks and whites in public places like theaters and restaurants .The laws also made it hard for blacks to vote and to get a good education. It also limited job opportunities for blacks.
Jacob HIS 1306 Dr. Eric Limbach Final Exam Section 1 1. W.E.B. Du Bois was a leading black scholar and had an address entitled â€œAn Appeal to the World: A statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities and an Appeal to the United Nations for redressâ€. This was presented to the United Nations General Assembly in 1947 the topic was the impact of segregation and denied rights of African Americans in the United States. In 1940 descendants of the Africans brought to America during the 16th-19th centuries was less than a tenth of the nationâ€™s population, this segregated group had restricted legal rights, and illegal disabilities.
In the south over $4.5 billion was spent creating factories that made war goods, yet those who were hiring were reluctant to give jobs to black people and so after the threat to lead a march to Washington by A. Philip Randolph, President Roosevelt issued the Fair Employment Practices Commission (1941) which forced employers to not discriminate on the grounds of “race, creed, colour or national origin” this ultimately led to the migration of a vast number of Black Americans from the rural areas to the cities to get work. The Second World War impacted the economic situation of black Americans in several ways, for example; as they moved to the cities to help with the war effort they were paid more than if they lived and worked in the rural areas, over 500,000 African Americans migrated to the north to work in industrial environments, this as well as the fact that over 1.2 black men went to work in the army, resulted in the number of unemployed African Americans from 937,000 in 1940 to 151,000 in 1945. This shows that the war had an effect on the lives of black
I felt a bit better when the general Robert Shaw said that if you receive less pay than all of us wont get any money. This made me feel better because even the generals were on the colored peoples side. I can relate the battle with any other battle that happened because all the troops men worked together and showed everyone that they could fight. I felt sad when the other Union generals army marched from war and made fun of the colored men. I felt this way because both the generals’ men were fighting against the Confederates so they should work together.
His story gave many African Americans hope. All could see that he rose out of the shadows of nothing so why couldn’t they do the same? All black men, women, and children came together to overcome one thing; racism. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were a significant peace to the puzzle because they had the power to unite people into one cause. Without these men’s ideas of non-violence retaliation the black race would not have been seen as the victim, instead the problem.