Ebony And Ivory : The Civil War

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Jennie Bergman Mr. Spencer Composition II 4 April 2014 Ebony and Ivory In the North after they had defeated the South in what was known as the Civil War, between 1861 and 1865, majority of the African Americans were freed from slavery. A lot of the white southerners from this period still treated the Negroes poorly. Several of the white southerners were very stern after the war when it came about giving the blacks a proper education and allowing them to hold jobs that only white people should be able to have. In the South and in minor parts of the North it had become into effect that there would be segregation laws that would take place. City officials of the state would have buildings distinctly separated, including having the African…show more content…
The rural schools were one-roomed buildings with a single stove for heat. The African American schools were constantly being vandalized. Some of families had set up and organized where there were secret schools to ensure the safety of the students. The classes were held different days each week or in different buildings to keep the schooling a secret from the groups, such as the KKK. White children and the adults humiliated and ridiculed the African Americans on their way to schools. Some of the white segregationist would get easily angered by African Americans carrying the books because they didn’t believe they should be taught or deserved an education (10). In 1909, there was a group of multiracial people who founded an organization named the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, also known as NAACP. The program was created to benefit African Americans in the ways of gaining and protecting the equal rights for blacks. In the 1950s it began by working against segregation and striving to set equal rights for all African Americans. It was considered to be the Civil Rights movement. The people involved and who worked in the Civil Rights movement were called the civil rights activist. These people who supported the movements were of all different races. They all participated in one of the many marches, boycotts, sit-ins, and voter registration drives, as they all wanted to end
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