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  • Blacks And Whites
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    Jim Crow Laws The name for the Jim Crow Laws comes from a character in a Minstrel Show. The Minstrel Show was one of the first forms of American entertainment, which started in 1843. They were performed by successors of black song and dance routine actors. The first Minstrel Show was started by a group of four men from Virginia, who all painted their faces black and performed a small song and dance skit in a small theater in New York City. Thomas Dartmouth Rice, a white actor, performed the Jim ...
  • Invisibility Of Blacks In White Society
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    Jim Crow: the System of Segregation in the South Jim Crow: the systematic practice of promoting the segregation of the Negro peoples; favoring or promoting the segregation of Negroes. Segregation: the policy or practice of imposing the social segregation of races, as in schools, housing, and industry especially discriminating practices against nonwhites in a predominantly white society. The Jim Crow Movement was the single most influential factor that led to the immobilization of the black popul...
  • Blacks In The North And Soldiers
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    The Africans who were brought to America from 1619 until 1808 were a part of slave trade and immigrated unwillingly. The 200 years of slavery shaped attitudes and ways towards African-Americans that is still visible today. 20th century Africans left Africa on their own will. By this time, Blacks were achieving respect and were giving economic competition. Resentment towards this lead to racist attitudes. Among those racist attitudes were the Jim Crow laws. The north allowed the southern states t...
  • Blacks And Whites
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    The next few paragraphs will compare blacks in the north to blacks in the south in the 1800's. In either location blacks were thought of as incompetent and inferior. The next few paragraphs will explain each groups lifestyle and manner of living. Up north all blacks were free. The population of blacks in the north was about 1% in 1860 after the American Revolution. The blacks up north had minimal rights. The blacks could not vote, because of stipulations or they were just told that they could no...
  • North During The Great Migration
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    After the Civil War and the abolishment of slavery, many African Americans remained in the south. It was not until the onset of World War I that a significant number of African Americans migrated to the North. This large migration took place approximately between 1915 and 1918 and was named "the Great Migration" by historians. The Birmingham, Alabama Herald proclaims, .".. there is something more behind their going, something that lies deeper than a temporary discontent and the wish to try a new...
  • Employment Of 2 Million Blacks
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    1. Wartime Black Migration During WWI, southern Blacks began to move north, where there were more jobs and less racism. The increased number of Blacks led to a White backlash and conditions like Southern racism. During the war, blacks left their traditional homes in the South and migrated North for job opportunities in the war industries. About 500,000 blacks migrated North during the war. This led to racial tension and violence in the North. This growing concentration of blacks led to the Harle...

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