African Americans in WWII
Over 2.5 million African-American men registered for the draft, and black women also volunteered in large numbers. While serving in the Army, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, they experienced discrimination and segregation but met the challenge and persevered. They served their country with distinction, made valuable contributions to the war effort, and earned high praises and commendations for their struggles and sacrifices.
For African Americans in the South, life after slavery was a world transformed. Gone were the brutalities and indignities of slave life, the whippings and sexual assaults, the selling and forcible relocation of family members, the denial of education, wages, legal marriage, homeownership, and more.
But life in the years after slavery also proved to be difficult. Although slavery was over, the brutalities of white race prejudice persisted. After slavery, state governments across the South instituted laws known as Black Codes. These laws granted certain legal rights to blacks, including the right to marry, own property, and sue in court, but the Codes also made it illegal for blacks to serve on juries, testify against whites, or serve in state militias. The Black Codes also required black sharecroppers and tenant farmers to sign annual labor contracts with white landowners. If they refused they could be arrested and hired out for work.
Most southern black Americans, though free, lived in desperate rural poverty. Having been denied education and wages under slavery, ex-slaves were often forced by the necessity of their economic circumstances to rent land from former white slave owners. These sharecroppers paid rent on the land by giving a portion of their crop to the landowner.
I'm not sure what time period you mean, but I will focus on:
The time where they were enslaved
The time when they got freedom but had to fight for rights
In the 17th and 18th century, many many African Americans were kiddnapped and taken from their homes in Africa and were then forced into slavery by the American colonies. They were forced to be unpaid workers on plantations, servants, and other forms of work. They were enslaved in both the north and the south, but their treatment and terms of work were much different in the south. The south's economy was mostly based on farming and plantation, so Africans were used primarly for that purpose. There was nearly 40 millions African Americans working in the south. The living conditions were terribly inhumane and horrible. They were consider to be property not humans, just a tool or a piece of equipment, and that is how the owners treated them. They were put to work everday, with no regards for health, rest, or any rights at all. They could be seperated and sold at any time, and punished with whips when they did something wrong. They could sometimes escape to the north for freedom, but that was dangerous
"Slavery officially ended in the United States on December 6, 1865, after the 13th amendment to the constitution was passed and ratified, abolishing slavery across the nation. The 13th amendment states that nobody should work as a slave or involuntary servant, except if forced by law as punishment for a crime committed." Even though this was outlawed (the civil war resulted from the south not wanting this) African Americans still had little rights. There was brutal racsim and laws were made to enforce this, called black codes. the Codes also made it illegal for blacks to serve on juries, testify against whites, or serve in state militias. The Black Codes also required black sharecroppers and tenant farmers to sign annual labor contracts with white landowners. If they refused they could be arrested and hired out for work. African Americans had to fight for more rights and this lead to the civil rights movement.
I really hoped this helped, let me know if you need a different time period explained, or more details, Have a great day! :)
The Patriots tricked the African Americans into helping them with the promise of being free. Unfortunately they only used them so they wouldn't have to put more of their own men out on the killing field. After the war the Revolutionary War was over and New England and Britian we're defeated they returned the slaves.
All in all they were used for their lies for false promises
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1. Being black in the south was very hard especially in the early days of Jim Crow. Lynchings were not uncommon, and violence towards black people was constant. It broke down black people emotionally and physically. Black people couldn't go to better schools, they couldn't go to libraries, and they were pushed away from any public place because of there skin.
2. Segregation disenfranchised black peoples right to vote. There was a huge scheme from the racist democratic party against black voters. Black people almost always voted republican because they valued small government and individual freedom. Democrats would never win because of the black vote in many states. This lead to many Democratic leaders to ban the black vote. This lead to the democratic party almost destroying the republican party. This lead black people to feel that they werent as american as everyone else.
3. The brown vs board education case was a unananimous decision to get rid of segregation in schools as it was unconstitutional, and completely unfair towards balck people trying to get a better education. This had a major impact on segregation laws because now people were looking at the unjustices done to the black community, and made lots of people siding with black people instead of the racist laws in the south.
4. This lynching became a major thing in the civil rights movement because how severe the case was. Emmet Till was horrifically beaten for apparently whistling at a white girl walking into a market. This became such a huge piece of the civil rights movement because even white people living in the south that had mixed emotions about the civil rights movement where horrified to see what a bunch of men did to a young boy. If it wasn't for the brave parents doing an open casket during Emmets funeral people wouldn't have seen the cruelty that a young innocent black kid had to endure. This showed the injustices black people had to endure during this time.
African-Americans were among the disfranchised groups of American society in the late 19th century-early 20th century. Most blacks lived in the South by 1908. The Jim Crow laws had erected powerful barriers to effective equality and the exercise of black political rights, imposing literacy tests and poll taxes which made them very hard to register for voting. There were also fewer economic opportunities and education chances for them.
The American patriots’ demand for liberty was ironic considering that slavery was practiced in each of the 13 colonies in 1775. Despite being denied their own liberty, thousands of African Americans fought for the patriots’ cause during the Revolution. George Washington, the Continental Army’s commander, was initially hesitant about recruiting African Americans and arming them to serve in the Revolution. He feared they might revolt against the colonists for their own rights, rather than fight against the British. But he quashed his inhibitions because the Continental Army was badly outnumbered by the British troops and their Hessian recruits. Initially, in 1776, only free blacks with some prior military experience were enlisted. Then in 1777, all free blacks were welcomed into the Continental Army, and later that year, all blacks, both free and enslaved could enlist.
Prior to Taft's presidency, African Americans were still severely disenfranchised. Many could not vote, while few were involved in politics at all. Moreover, as slavery had only recently ended, Black Americans did not enjoy the economic and educational opportunities that white people had had for centuries. Therefore, they were not very involved in politics, or even society at large.
Taft became the president of the United States in 1908. He was the successor of Theodore Roosevelt and had been hand-picked by him. However, Taft was not as progressive as Roosevelt had been. Taft could have implemented programs that addressed topics such as citizenship education, vocational training, monetary assistance or equal access to opportunities. Although he had appeared to be likely to implement some measures to address the problem of civil rights, he took little interest in the subject, and these programs were never implemented.
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in 1897, pershing became a tactical officer at west point, and that's where he was given the nickname "black jack." pershing's first name is "john," for which "jack" is a nickname, and he was a white man who commanded black troops. hence "black jack".