Segregated African American Children Essay

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Segregated Children

From the 1880s to about the mid 1960s segregation had taken over American cities and towns. Segregation is the act of setting someone or something apart from other people or things. In America, African Americans were segregated from White people. Segregation was a result of the abolishment of slavery twenty-five years before. Whites still wanted to feel superior to the Blacks, and without slavery to chain them down, they decided to begin segregation by establishing Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws segregated Americans, by the color of their skin, in all public facilities: schools, restaurants, hospitals, schools, restrooms and more. In this essay I will be focusing on two main areas where segregation took place, in
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Segregated Children

From the 1880s to about the mid 1960s segregation had taken over American cities and towns. Segregation is the act of setting someone or something apart from other people or things. In America, African Americans were segregated from White people. Segregation was a result of the abolishment of slavery twenty-five years before. Whites still wanted to feel superior to the Blacks, and without slavery to chain them down, they decided to begin segregation by establishing Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws segregated Americans, by the color of their skin, in all public facilities: schools, restaurants, hospitals, schools, restrooms and more. In this essay I will be focusing on two main areas where segregation took place, in education and in childhood and the ways in which this affected African American children. I will also be discussing how the book American Tapestry, featuring stories of slavery, oppression and segregation of Michelle Obama's ancestors, along with her relationship to history and gender studies. Segregation affected all African Americans, full blooded or mixed, young and old. It impacted young African Americans the most, due to the poor education and self esteem problems it caused. During segregation Whites had better schools, teachers, books and supplies than African Americans. In return this lead to a better education for the Whites, and a poor one for African Americans. “Many whites did not want blacks to become educated, fearing they would
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