The Rise And Fall Of Jim Crow Analysis

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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow explores the racial injustice towards the African American race and the steps that were taken to transform the United States from a country of segregation to one of integration. In the year 1918, lynching in the U.S. was very common. In Georgia, Hayes Turner was hung because he was thought to be involved in a conspiracy to kill a White plantation owner. He wife, Mary, pregnant at the time, said she’d challenge any person who thought her husband really killed someone. A group of angry White people took Mary, beat her, burned her, cut her womb open, took her baby out, and left the two alone to die.
Across the world, there was some 200,000 African Americans who served in a segregated army in Europe. The 369th “all-black
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NAACP led an anti-lynching campaign with 27-year-old Walter White in charge of the investigation. White traveled to Arkansas to investigate first. He found out that blacks had formed a union to sue their white landlords. An angry white mob fired at the church where the African Americans were meeting. An out-lash by both blacks and whites followed. The white people went door to door killing some 200 blacks. In the end, 12 blacks were sentenced to death for killing whites, while not a single white person was charged. A lynching party was then set up to kill White. Once he found out, White left the next morning on the first train to escape his death. Upon returning North, the Greenwood district of Oklahoma, which was occupied by prosperous black people and was known as the ‘black wall street’ was in the news for raping. A black man had raped a white woman which led to what is possibly the worst race riot in American history. White men killed 300 black people by random selection, burned houses and businesses, and completely destroyed the city. They had set 35 blocks to flames. And at the end of the riot, there was not one white person who was …show more content…
Walter White, W.E.B. Du Boise, and Charles Houston, and Ned Cobb are four inspirational people I had not heard of. These men pursued their dream of living in a country free of segregation, inequality, and unfair treatment. And even though, this dream was not fully attained during any of their lifetimes, they never gave up the fight. All of these men are influential people that I will be researching to learn more about their great contribution to

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