Black History For Beginners
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Here is a reprint of one of the most popular Beginners books. Covering a rich history often ignored, Denise Dennis chronicles the struggle from capture and enslavement in Africa right up through Civil Rights and the different kind of struggle Blacks face today.
hundreds of blacks got jobs in Harlem and with the public utilities. Around 1924, black people began to shift their allegiance from the Republican party to the Democratic. During the 1928 presidential campaign, black newspapers supported Democrat Al Smith rather than Herbert Hoover. A major victory came to pass in 1930 when blacks opposed J.J. Parker’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme court. The Senate appropriately rejected Parker. The presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt clinched the
– where blacks were or would be. The C.I.O.’s Committee to Abolish Racial Discrimination gave blacks a new faith in unions that enlarged their labor opportunities. A.Philip Randolph fought the Pullman Company for 12 years. He organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping car Porters and saw that they were recognized as a union. In 1941 Randolph planned a march on Washington of 100,000 blacks unless FDR did something to end discrimination in the war industries. In order to avoid the demonstration,
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She freed herself, returned to free her family, then made 19 additional trips south. Via “General Moses” strategy, more than 300 slaves were conducted to freedom in Canada. Quakers and philanthropic organizations in Philadelphia and New York raised money for the railroad. Harriet Tubman did domestic work to earn money when necessary. More than 3,000 slaves escaped on the Underground Railroad, defying fugitive slave laws. This tiny, brave woman later became a nurse, spy and scout during the
for the Union; however, there were many Copperheads (Northerners who sympathized with the South) active in New York City. Initially, Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery by establishing a colony for former slaves in Liberia or the West Indies. The scheme was unsuccessful. When the South seceded from the Union it was rebellion against the United States. Lincoln went to war to preserve the Union and he used the opportunity of war to free the slaves. By the time he signed the Emancipation