Tag Archive | #NAACP

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 35)

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.,

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 27)

The NAACP continue to lead the way in trying to get lynching considered a federal crime. 1938, 70% of American express support for an anti-lynching bill. As part of the 2020 police reform bill, lynching now will be considered a federal crime. Finally!!! Charles Hamilton Houston fought the fight to ensure that blacks received equal […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 26)

Charles Hamilton Houston became the NAACP first legal counsel. He said that the discrimination towards blacks, was no accident.

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 25)

Walter White became the President of the NAACP in 1932. In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. He promised a “New Deal” for everyone. W.E.B. DuBois continued to fight for the opportunities for blacks to be included.

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 21)

In 1919, there was a lynching of an African American, every 4 days in the South. It was outright terrorism! In 1922, the NAACP started writing in detail about the rampant lynchings that were going on. Fisk University was very instrumental in giving blacks a place to be educated and a platform to fight back […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 19)

July 1919, there were the Chicago riots between whites and blacks, 15 whites and 23 blacks died. Walter White worked for the NAACP, he was a black man who had blue eyes and black hair and passed as a white man while he investigated for the NAACP. There were so many atrocities perpetrated against blacks! […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 16)

W.E.B. DuBois moved to New York in 1910 and joined the NAACP to head the magazine that fought against Jim Crow. In 1915, The Klansman was made into a movie, The Birth of a Nation. The Ku Klux Klan was reborn at that time. DuBois said that blacks had made little progress under Booker T. […]

How many of you all know anything about Jim Crow? (Part 16)

W.E.B. DuBois worked for the early beginnings of the NAACP. He headed a magazine that fought against Jim Crow. in 1915, The Clansman was made into a movie, The Birth of a Nation. The Ku Klux Klan was reborn.

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