Tag Archive | #JimCrow
For over 80 years, Jim Crow was the symbol of White Supremacy over Black subjugation in America. The Racism that gave birth to Jim Crow, still runs deep in American life, and the struggle to overcome it, is not, and may never be over. I hope you enjoyed, and learned a little something about the […]
May 17th 1954, Brown vs The Board of Education, The Supreme Court upheld the students claim for better schools, and overturned segregation in schools.
Comparisons between white and black schools during Jim Crow. Barbara Johns, as a high school student, led a student strike that brought about change.
In 1941, A. Phillip Randolph threatened to “March on Washington” if then President Roosevelt didn’t desegregate the armed forces and change government hiring practices. Under pressure to act, President Roosevelt passed the executive order #8802, which established the fair employment practices committee (no discrimination in the hiring practices of the defense industry). In 1948, Harry […]
In 1947, President Harry S. Truman became the first president to speak to the NAACP. In 1948, at the Democratic Convention, Truman endorsed a civil rights platform. Senator Strom Thurman, lead a walkout during the convention in protest. After being pressure by A. Phillip Randolph, Truman signed executive order #9981, desegregating the armed forces.,
The lynchings continue…. “Caution” – video content is pretty graphic.
By voting, blacks were able to start making the change that needed to be made. Eugene Talmadge was a white supremacist who worked to stir up the white hate against blacks. Only Talmadge and Joe Brown, in the mid-19th century, have been elected four times as Governor of Georgia. He is known for having actively promoted segregation and white […]
In some counties in the south, blacks outnumbered whites, and whites feared the black vote, should blacks have the right to vote. The Ku Klux Klan used terrorist activities to try to keep blacks from voting. John Wesley Dobbs, was a leader from the Black Masons, he was instrumental in getting blacks to vote and […]
Blacks returned from WWII facing the same racism and prejudice as always. Nothing had changed, even after “service to their country”. The only way to get rid of Jim Crow was going to be through the political process.
WWII brought about opportunities for blacks to serve his country, which brought them a certain since of pride and accomplishment, even in the segregated army. Blacks saw for themselves in WWII how the Jews were treated during the holocaust. Blacks knew then that if white people could do that to white people, who knows what […]