Reconstruction Vs Reconstruction

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The African Americans took advantage of this new plan by some freed blacks men decided to run for political office and they some won because the Southern white men in support of the Confederacy decided not to vote in protest to new privileges the African males has (Robin D. G. Kelley, 2000, p. 240). In contrast, President Johnson’s was not thrilled with the progress the blacks and 1860s, Congress was able to pass a series of acts to bring the black rights into the light. Additionally, it addressed the way the Southern states would be governed until a new government could be form in which it gave former Confederate official’s limited rights to run for public office (Civil War and Reconstruction, n.d., para 2). The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, …show more content…
Roosevelt New Deal and how he was going to developed the New South in which will be different from previous years. I considered the New Deal to be significant to the Reconstruction years because the Reconstruction years help paved the way for to the New Deal. The Reconstruction years was not viewed as a success in America history or help to advance the African American cause. In the African American communities, it didn’t meet the objectives in which it intended to meet because inequality was still a major issue and cultural differences was not being address. Some in the black communities voice their disappointments in many ways but black leaders started voicing their opinion and their opinion had power. In fact, one key rising black leader name W.E.D. Du Bois decided to express his disappointment in his literature and he wrote a novel known as The Souls of Black Folk which analyze the success of Emancipation and the Reconstruction (Mullane, 1993, p. 368). In his novel, he describes how the South was known for its intimidation, deep rooted culture segregation in the South, and the famous Jim Crow’s laws were still relevant. However, the blacks new this will be a long struggle to win equality and be viewed by whites as freemen learned to find comfort in their pain by listening to music. The African Americans had many different music style, but the “sorrow songs” was the music of choice in which W.E.D. Du Bois call the songs spiritual heritage known as a great gift to African Americans (Mullane, 1993, p. 369). Furthermore, other black advocates started to voice their displeasure of how some of the black Civil rights issues was handle during the Reconstruction years so, Abolitionists name Phillips and Douglass express their displeasure. Mr. Douglass often criticizes the Reconstruction

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