African American Fight: The Black Struggle

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African American Fight: The Black Struggle

African American Fight: The Black Struggle
Crystal Evelyn
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Professor: Tamara Kelly
Perspective on Justice in the Africana World, AFR 320 50
April 7, 2016
One of the biggest problems Africans Americans faced in America is Segregation, discrimination, racism, prejudice, rebellion, religion, resistance, and protest. These problems have helped shape the Black struggle for justice. Their fight for justice marks a long sequence of events towards their freedom. Provisions of the Constitution affect the operation of government agencies and/or the latitude chief executives and legislatures in the creation and implementation of policies
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For example, the Jim Crow laws, Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896), Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), John F. Kennedy’s introduction of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Plessy v Ferguson after refusing to sit in the black car that was separated from the whites, Plessy attempted to sit in an all-white railroad car. Homer Plessy was 7/8 Caucasian. Plessy was arrested for refusing to move to an all black car and was charged for violating an 1890 Louisiana statute that rules “separate but equal”. Plessy was found guilty, appealed and filled a petition for writs of prohibition and certiorari to the Supreme Court. Plessy claimed that the ruling violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments. In the holding however, the court upheld the Louisiana Law and claimed that segregated train cars did not violate the fourteenth Amendment of the…show more content…
Williams Caribbean Culture Center, African Diaspora Institute was founded in 1976 by Marta Moreno Vega. This Caribbean Cultural Center located on 408th W 58th Street New York, is a nonprofit Caribbean community center. The visit is Free and very educational. From my visit on April 2nd, 2016, with my very close friend who also served in the United States Military we learned a lot. The Caribbean Cultural Center draws much attention to its visitors by its wonderful art and display of drums and posters. After reading much of the flyers that were given to me I realized that this center tries to show how African Culture has developed through time and its influence on American culture and other cultures as well. At this location there are many Lectures, concerts, display of African Art, poetry reading, a center where you can purchase jewelry of African relates and books
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