African American History
May 1, 2012
College of Humanities
ETH/125 Version 7
Back between the 1700s and 1800s African Americans came to America as slaves. My grandfather was one of the millions of African American Slaves. When I was a little girl my grandfather told me a horrible story that his father told him about how he would get whipped to the point to where he urinated in his pants. He told us that he thought is name was Negro. His mother had a talk with him and told him never to look at those white people in the eyes and to answer to whatever they call you. Even though his name was Joseph, she told him that the white folks ...view middle of the document...
In 1910 The National Association for advancement of Colored People was created to assist with all the difficulties that they were facing. African Americans then became an independent community, and they began to establish, schools, banks, newspapers, and small businesses to assist the needs of their own people. This was the beginning of the Great Migration.
The Great Migration estimated to have 1 million African Americans from the South migrating to the North to remove themselves from all the racial problems. Africans Americans moved to find better employment, quality of living in the North. By 1930, This increased 20 percent in African American communities. World War 1 was one of the main factors on the African Americans moving to the North.
The Boll Weevil infestation, this was a bug that came and destroyed all the crops, grain, causing African Americans to starve. The African Americans wasn’t earning any revenue, railroad companies paid for their travel expenses in exchange for employment. The Northern labor agent spoke up on the fact that the African Americans migrated from the south for better opportunity in employment.
The Southern employers already knew that their crops was not successful, so they began to promise African Americans better employment opportunity, and improve the treatment but the Southerners were unsuccessful, so the still migrated to the North. The Southerners went as far as trying to intimidation and attacks of both men and women aboard trains heading north.
In 1954, U.S. Supreme Court had a ruling against Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, this was a demand that led to a dismantle of legal segregation in the south, schools, and public restrooms. March and sit-ins were some of the civil right protest.
The Southern whites tried to hold on to segregation, they violence was continuing. Several African Americans were concerned about their safety. Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver demanded African Americans to defend themselves with violence if necessary.
In society today African Americans has changed since Racism and Segregation...