Struggles African Americans Face in the United States

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African Americans are among many groups that immigrated to the United States. According to The American Journey (2005), conditions were sometimes a problem in Africa and some natives of the area wanted to start a new life in the newly settled world. To pay for passage to the New World, they signed agreements to work for a set number of years and to be free individuals afterwards called indentured servitude. Things went smoothly at first. However, after a while, rulers of Africa began capturing and trading slaves with white colonists of Newfoundland. From 1654 to 1865 it was legal to own slaves permanently in North America, the majority of slaves being African Americans. Thousands of captured slaves came by large ships where they were …show more content…

Whites believed they were above people of color and “separated” themselves from these individuals. Some public restrooms were strictly for the whites only saying “no colors allowed”. Things only got worse from here when “Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the front of a bus to a white man resulting in a huge bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King,” also in Arkansas “Governor Orval Faubus refused nine black teenagers

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