What Are The Effects Of Segregation On African Americans

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Europeans started bringing African-Americans to America back in the mid -1500s. Two and a half centuries of slavery and segregation stop black men and women from exercising their rights. They were denied the right to vote and if they tried to vote they were either beaten or even killed for trying to do so. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was formed in 1909. It’s sole purpose was to try to abolish segregation and discrimination in housing, education, employment, voting, and transportation and securing for African Americans their constitutional rights. Jim Crow laws were made state and local laws in the United States between 1876 and 1965. They mandated in all public facilities in Southern states of…show more content…
It is so sad that because of the color of your skin determined rather or not you were fit to live in a society with people who thought they were better than you. Can you imagine what that could have been like? Being taken away from the only land that you called home and being brought to a foreign place only to be told that you were worthless and would never amount to nothing. I know there are quite a few people that feel like they have heard this story a million and one times, but if you take the time to really look at history then it really would speak for itself. Not only were African Americans treated differently there are quite a few other races that were mistreated as well. People need to really just sit down with their families and get to know their own history tree you will be amazed at what you find. I promise you it would not be a waste of time this is something that you will be able to share with your children and they can share with their children. There is nothing more important than knowing where you came from and where you are going in the near future. Are you willing to sit down with your children and teach them their family
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