Livelihood of African Americans Throughout the U.S. History

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Throughout the years of American history, African Americans have been treated unfair by white Europeans, and Americans. They were brought from Africa to work as slaves; and since their arrival, they suffered from oppression and were deprived from any constitutional rights that could protect them against discrimination from the settles. However, after the time of the Emancipation Act during the reign of Abraham Lincoln, and blacks were able to slightly improve their livelihood by obtaining their freedom, some acquired property, and were able to vote and hold office all with the help of the federal government. After the Republican Party lost its power in congress, President Grant grew tired of helping the south; the North stopped …show more content…
A Part of a system in where blacks and whites came to contact, but white’s supremacy dominates against any kind of black aspiration. The government tries to enforced blacks as second class citizens by giving then the unskilled jobs, with lower wages, while black could obtain management positions. At the time, blacks were separated from blacks, by using separate institutions, grave yards, and separate drinking fountains, churches (Author Insight Podcast Ch. 17).
Despite of the corruption some blacks were able to hold offices, and churches increased opportunities for blacks. The State of Virginia still count with black members of the Republican Party and anti-Redeemers, who gather to form the Readjuster movement. Their main goal was to readjust the state debt. In 1896 the National Association of Colored Women found by middle class activism black urban women, with the purpose of adjudicates women rights and create racial improvement. (Foner) From 1890 to 1906, all the southern states established laws to keep blacks away from the voting polls. Because the Fifteen amendments prohibit racial discrimination, the southern states created laws that seemed to be color-blinded, to prevent blacks from voting. Among those laws was the poll tax, which was a fee that people had to pay to vote in elections. The literacy test stated that futures voters needed to demonstrate their understanding of the state constitution. Last the grandfather clause, used by six
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