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Education of Blacks in the South After the Civil War Prior t

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Emma Hayes
Ms.McNair
English period 4
January 5, 2014
Education of Blacks in the South After the Civil War Prior to the 1950s

Explain the laws and policies regarding the education of blacks during the civil war. What were they/how were they any different after the civil war?
Prior to the civil war, only white could attend school and blacks could not due to slavery. As time passed on to the civil war blacks gradually were able to go to school but not at the same school as whites. After the civil war all blacks were allowed to receive an education. They were equal in education long as there was segregation. With the civil war ending and blacks receiving an education tension rose between the blacks and whites. Whites and blacks in the south may begin to live next to each other but the views of education as one wouldn't come across.
For those blacks who were receiving an education, what were their schools like? what obstacles did they face trying to get an education? Who/what opposed their opportunities to get an education?
For those receiving an education to the civil war they would get it from their masters who would teach them. During the civil war and after the civil war they got to attend and receive and education at an actual school. The schools they attend were for only blacks. Also their schools were small and cramped in a small schoolhouse. Each schoolhouse would have many students with only one or a few teachers there. Those who opposed blacks receiving an education was the whites because they didn't want them to become superior and intelligent to rise up against the rights. Mainly it was the south with the main problem of blacks receiving an education not the north because there the blacks were free.
What effort did their education or lack of an education have on their abilities to compete with whites as equals in the Untied States? How has that had a long standing impact on equality between blacks and whites in the U.S?
For the blacks education and lack of education did not put them on the same level as the whites. This made it an unfair advantage for the blacks to learn simple things that could change their lives forever. That has had a log standing impact on the equality because whites would not see the worthiness of them. They would not see this because they took away their right to an education as well to see they were illiterate. The impact of the equality of whites and blacks still occur in today's society. We go through racism we either see, go through it, or even start it. It has been with us for many years and no one has no idea how long it could last.
How does this topic relate to To Kill a Mockingbird?
In To Kill a Mockingbird we learn that at Cal's church only 4 of the people are literate and the rest are illiterate. This topic relates to this because it talks about education of blacks and how only then you could receive an education if your master had taught you to read and write. Leaving only the white children allowed to go to school.
Works Cited
"Beginnings of Black Education." Virginia Historical Society. Cogapp, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. This site talks about how the education for blacks mainly began in Virginia and the reconstruction. I know this site is reliable because it is a state site run by the state. I could use this sites information in my presentation with the pictures to help illustrate my topic more.

"Education for African Americans." American Decades. 2001.Encyclopedia.com. 15 Dec. 2013 This encyclopedia talks about different points in the 19th and 20th century of blacks education rights as well as a few other rights. I know this is a reliable source because it is an encyclopedia and includes a lot of different sources of where it got there information. I would use this to show different time periods of how education for blacks progressed over the years and how effected them.

History Engine. U of Richmond, 2008. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.

"A Timeline for the Education of African Americans in the United States:1600-2007." African-American. U of Michigan, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.

Trueman, Chris. "Education and Civil Rights." History Learning Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. This site helps tell more of the education rights of blacks after the civil war. Also give background information of the education and actual quotes from people. I know this is reliable because it compares in other websites articles I have read but this one goes into more depth. I could use this information in my paper by the quotes and background information it gives. Especially with my first two questions that focus a lot on education be segregated.

Wilson, Anna Victoria, ed. "Education for African Americans." Texas State Historical Association. Texas State Historical Association, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. This site also talks about the states past laws of the blacks education in the south. Also including other information on the opinions of the south of blacks education of the time period after the civil war. I know this site is reliable because it is also a state run site. Also gives examples of which I looked up to find out they are true. I could use this in my presentation to compare different states views and their opinions.
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