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History of Black Education

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Danielle Curry

on 16 October 2013

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Transcript of History of Black Education

History of Black Education
Black Education (Now)
Right now, if you're black or white everyone gets the same education
There is no discrimination
Racist comments are taken very seriously and will be put on your record
Important Civil Rights Mile Stones
Being Racist (In the 1960s)
Racism (Today)
Colored or not everyone can sit wherever they want to in a car
Everyone has the right-of-way when necessary
Black Education (1960s)
On May 4th, 7 blacks and 4 whites leave Washington, D.C., for the deep south on the first freedom ride for the congress of Racial equality
Over 200,000 people gather in Washington, D.C. on August 28th as part of the March on Washington, an unprecedented demonstration demanding civil rights and equal opportunity of African Americans
Famous People
On October 1st, James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, US marshals had to escort him in because people tried to kill him
At this time, the majority of African Americans did not complete high school
Since most black people didn't have an education they got low paying jobs
Some African Americans didn't get the chance to attend school because of discrimination (James Meredith)
If an African American rode a car driven by a white person, they would have to sit in the back seat or back of the truck
African Americans were not allowed to show public affection towards one another- offended whites
White motorists had the right-of-way at intersections
Questions
Why weren't children allowed to attend school?
What's one example of racism in the 1960s?
Why did most African Americans only get low paying jobs?
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