Essay about African Americans And The Delta Negroes By Hamer 's Text

1082 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
“All my life I’ve been sick and tired,” she shakes her head, “Now I 'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.” These words of a famous black woman named Fannie Lou Hamer, came from a deep place of impassioned plea. A plea for a “change in the system that exploits the Delta Negroes,” as evidenced by Hamer’s text. In these five texts, the main ideas were advancements for changes in society, education, and in voting, but mainly, just equality for all races. As the reader can tell, not only by this quote but by all five texts, African American’s had a very hard time in the early 1900’s with being mistreated by Caucasians, so as a result, it led several African Americans to rebel against society 's rules, trying to break free, and gain freedom and raise equality for all races.

The first thing that African Americans tried changing was the society. Society for them was very hard, and it was important that they do exactly as they were told, or they would have to suffer gruesome consequences. The “Greensboro four” were “four young black men who staged the first sit-in in Greensboro” as evidenced from the text “The Greensboro Sit-Ins.” These young men went into a restaurant that was reserved for whites, the restaurant 's official policy was to refuse service to anyone other than Caucasians, as stated in the text, “The Greensboro Sit-Ins.” Even though they were denied service, they refused to leave, even when the police arrived, they stayed in their seats until the store…

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