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The Impact of WW2 on the Rights of African Americans

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adam cassetty

on 19 November 2012

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African Americans and Civil Rights BY: Adam Cassetty Rights Acceptance African Americans did not have many rights after WW2, and the rights that they did have were abused and neglected.
The ones who did not believe in rights for African Americans often did vicious acts against African Americans. African Americans were not accepted in society due to their color and ethnicity.
The only acceptance African Americans got were during WW2 because every man fought for their buddy beside them. Whites and blacks fought for each other because they wanted to represent their country with the will to fight and dignity. Segregation After World War 2, African Americans still faced segregation which excluded them from the events that other races could attend.
Colored people had different travel, lodging, eating and drinking, schooling, worship, housing, and other aspects of social and economic life. Protests After WW2, African Americans still had little rights and freedoms, and this lead to marches and protests,
African Americans finally had enough so they started protesting and gave their lives just to bring freedoms to other African Americans. Civil Rights Movement After WW2, African Americans thought they deserved some freedoms for the duties in the war, but these rights were hard to get.
The Civil Rights Movement was a mass protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern United States. This was the March on Washington D.C. after WW2. Impacts of WW2 During WW2, many African Americans served their country with honor, and some African Americans got The Medal Of Honor for their great services.
The whites of the south still looked at blacks as things rather than humans even if they had fought hard for our country. This put blacks into a rage because they believed they would be accepted for their hard work in WW2, but this was not the case. Discrimination The war years did not bring rights to African Americans, and they were still discriminated and beaten. African Americans after the war years fought for their rights, and they were discriminated and abused just for wanting to be free like the whites. Disadvantages African Americans received low wages because they had the worst paying jobs.
African Americans had to attend poor schools; they received little education due to the sorry schools they attended. The teachers of black schools did not have good teaching skills unlike those who taught at white schools.
Black public facilities had low quality, and there was barely any money put into them. Their public facilities were low standard unlike whites which had high standard facilities. Consequences If African Americans were to stand up to law officials for their rights, they would have been beaten, arrested, or even killed. Famous Civil Rights Marches The Selma-to-Montgomery March was a march from Selma to the capitol building of Montgomery, Alabama, and it was led by MLk and his disciples. This march was an example of blacks coming together and standing up for their rights. March On Milwaukee The March on Milwaukee was one of the fiercest marches led by African Americans, and the protests got so bad the governor declared a state of emergency. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. used his faith to help guide a divided nation toward racial equality, breaking barriers and demanding change through a code of nonviolence. On August 28, 1963, MLK gave his "I Have A Dream" speech during the March On Washington.
MLK said, "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, and we hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal." Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was a huge contributor to the Civil Rights Movement due to her bravery at the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Rosa Parks stood for what she knew was right, and she was one of the most courageous contributors to the end of segregation. This is Rosa Parks after she got arrested for her stand-up against the law of segregation. This act of courage became known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. NAACP The NCAAP played a big role in the Civil Rights Movement because they pressured the Federal Government into signing laws that ended discrimination and gave rights to African Americans. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Montgomery Bus Boycott On December 5, 1955, African Americans began to boycott the buses.
40,000 black commuters walked to work instead of riding buses.
It lasted 382 days, and the bus companies finances struggled until the law on segregation on buses was finally lifted. Ruby Bridges In 1960, at the age of 6, Ruby Bridges became the first black elementary school student to attend a white school.
Due to racial discrimination, Ruby had to be escorted to school by federal marshals.
After Ruby entered the school, many of the teachers refused to teach and many white students went home.
Rudy went to school everyday. Malcolm X: The Activist Malcolm X made constant accusations of racism and demanded violent actions of self defense.
He retold the issues his people suffered in the past.
Malcolm X gathered wide spread admiration from African Americans and widespread fear from whites. In 1964, Congress passed a law that ended racial and gender discrimination in public facilities.
By passing this law, African Americans felt that they were finally getting the respect they deserved. Conclusion After the war years, African Americans received lots of discrimination and isolationism.
Many great leaders led African Americans through the fight for civil rights, and in 1964, their dream finally came true when the legislature passed the law that ended discrimination and prejudice.
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