African Americans And Their Troubled Past

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African Americans and Their Troubled Past African Americans have always been in the limelight when it comes to racism, prejudice, and discrimination. From the days of slavery until the recent killings of young African Americans in the United States, black people have had it bad when it comes to history. For whatever reason, it is perceived that black people were viewed as trophies to white people. To me, in the world today, there seems to be lot of prejudice and discrimination directed at African American. If you ask around the world, many feel that African Americans are want to be thugs, are not formerly educated, and always are looking for trouble to get in. I will start this research paper talking about the days of the Emancipation Proclamation with Abraham Lincoln and I will end with the prejudice and racism that is still being directed at African Americans today. The Liberation Declaration was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as the nation entered the third year of the Common War (Emancipation Proclamation 2015). It proclaimed that "all persons held as slaves … might be then, thenceforward, and perpetually free", but it was only connected to the states assigned as being in defiance, not to the slave-holding states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri or to regions of the Alliance that had gone under Union control. It was a time consuming arranging of this record, with President Lincoln discharging it at the perfect time in the war as it…
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