African Americans And The Civil War Essay

1683 Words Apr 9th, 2016 7 Pages
America always oppressed African Americans. Even when free they were still tied to the land. Even as a citizen they were stilled denied their rights. And yet with all the obstacles that were set upon them, they never stopped fighting even if it wasn 't in their lifetime.Throughout history, African Americans have fought for political and economic freedom through the motivation of influential figures and gatherings of the African American community, by attacking issues of land ownership, labor, and equal rights that continued over time. During the Civil War an educated abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was one of the first to escape to the North and be speak up on the behalf of southern blacks for political freedom. As well to liberate his people from the injustices of the southern economics structure of free labor. As states in the Fourth of July speech he states "Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us ?”. Here he speaks out saying America has gotten its political freedom, but America still oppresses theirs. With the influence of Frederick Douglass, black churches became the central point where they could conjugate to take action for economic freedom and create a place where further political leaders would rise from. In Freedom on my mind, it states “ Through its networks and resources the black church generated a range of economic organizations. The church itself operated an…

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