African American Life During The Great Depression Essay

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Throughout history, life as an African American was always laboursome and painful. Since the early years of slavery to the later years of segregation under Jim Crow laws, blacks had been pushed around by basically anyone who was not black or by those who viewed themselves higher than everybody else. African Americans have struggled to make a living because they had great difficulty in locating a job, let alone one that paid them a decent profit. Because of the racism that corrupted Americans, blacks were not considered part of society. They struggled by themselves without much help from others like thev have been doing for centuries. A great example of the hardships that the African American community faced is the era of the Great Depression. During the Great Depression everybody struggled, but nobody struggled as greatly as the African Americans. The lives of African Americans were different from White Americans in living conditions, in employment, and in public treatment during the Great Depression. …show more content…
It finally ended when America entered into World War II. Through those years millions had suffered from starvation, unemployment, and homelessness. Most White Americans had finally lived in the shoes of an African American. They suffered right along with blacks, even though they still refused to accept the idea that all men are equal. Even though all of America suffered on some scale during the Depression no one can ever understand the true suffering and heartache that millions of African Americans had to endure through the awful years of the Great Depression. The Great Depression is historical proof that all human beings suffered and staggered through starvation, depression, and hopelessness. It is a valid example that no race is superior to another because people, belonging to all different kinds of ethnicities, struggled through the

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