Lynchings In America

Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes
Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford B. Hayes was considered by many to be a simple, uncontroversial, and honest man to run for the presidency. That is why many people are perplexed that such an astute person should have one of the most controversial elections and presidencies ever. Considering Hayes? honorable principles, it came as a surprise to see how he could unknowingly make a decision about reconstruction where its effects were so blatantly derogatory to the cause he was trying to help. The con
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells The Success of Ida B. Wells One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap. - Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells was an important figure in Black American History. She was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862. Wells was able to gain an education and, later, became a journalist for various Negro papers. Through her writing, she was able to attack issues dealing with discrimination against African-American people. Ida B. Wells became an international activi
Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall After the Reconstruction period, African Americans had won freedom and no longer were seen as processions of the whiteman, although, something even more evil existed, segregation. This problem made life for many black people an ever-continuing struggle. Black people were forced to attend separate schools, churches, hotels, and even restaurants. At the time, white males dominated the work force and many African Americans rarely found well paying jobs. The court
Lynchings In America
Lynchings In America
Lynchings in America Recently, an L.A. Times article (dated 2/13/00) reviewed a new book entitled Without Sanctuary, a collection of photographs from lynchings throughout America. During the course of the article, the author, Benjamin Schwarz, outlined some very interesting and disturbing facts related to this gruesome act of violence: Between 1882 and 1930, more than 3,000 people were lynched in the U.S., with approximately 80% of them taking place in the South. Though most people think only
Immigration and Discrimination in the 1920s
Immigration and Discrimination in the 1920s
Immigration and Discrimination: 1920s and 1930s Views on Immigration change with time. It seems that when people enjoy social and economic stability, they turn a blind eye towards immigration. When these factors change for the worse, however, people tend to change their views. Americans become racist and prejudice against immigrants and blame them for problems like economic downturns, increased crime, and unemployment. Americans living in the 1920s and 1930s struggled with attitudes of racism an
The Importance of Ida B. Wells-Barnett
The Importance of Ida B. Wells-Barnett
The Importance of Ida B. Wells-Barnett Jakayla Spearman February 6, 2017 Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a form slave that became a journalist. Using her journalism skills, Wells outwardly spoke against the treatment of African-Americans. Wells is most commonly known for leading anti-lynching crusades across the United States. Ida B. Wells-Barnett can be considered one of the most influential women in history due to her success after having a troubled past. Barnett's life was hard from the start. Bo