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African Americans faced discrimination in the mid-1800s in several ways. One example is that African Americans who were used as slaves in the South had no freedoms. They weren’t considered to be...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2017 4:35 pm UTC

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It is good that the question -- were African Americans free during the period of Reconstruction -- offers the qualifier that the answer need not be absolute, because the answer is not absolute....

Latest answer posted January 19, 2015 2:38 am UTC

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Alain Locke's main idea in his essay "The New Negro" is that the Old Negro associated with plantation slavery and the bourgeois leadership of black intellectuals had been replaced in the early 20th...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013 9:42 pm UTC

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Malcolm X's purpose in going to Mecca was as much spiritual as it was political. After his well- publicized split with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm was searching for meaning, a way in which to...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2012 11:43 am UTC

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Any migration of people tends to result from both "push" factors that make them want to leave the place where they are and "pull" factors that attract them to a particular destination. In WWI, the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012 3:56 am UTC

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The Civil War and Reconstruction clearly changed life for African Americans. However, just as clearly, those events did not change African Americans’ lives fundamentally enough to bring them into...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013 11:28 pm UTC

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This is a hugely complex question with a complex answer that cannot be adequately addressed in a space this size. The general answer is that different African Americans and different groups of...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2012 1:20 am UTC

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What you have to realize here is that this covers a great deal of time in which conditions changed tremendously for African Americans. At the beginning of this time, segregation was in effect all...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012 6:11 am UTC

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One particular reason why African- Americans found the time period of Progressivism especially challenging was because so much of the goals of the era applied to their own predicament. Naturally,...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012 10:54 am UTC

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The most important short-term result of this movement was the "Harlem Renaissance." As African Americans moved North, they created black communities in many Northern cities. In these communities,...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012 4:03 am UTC

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Several genres of music are associated with African-American culture. The first major genre is the spiritual, a type of religious music that fuses African rhythms and African American themes with...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012 11:35 pm UTC

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If we really are talking about the late 19thcentury and not the late 20th, A is not the correct answer. Instead, the best answer is B. The late 19th century was not a time of improvement for...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2012 4:08 am UTC

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One psychological problems African-Americans face is the stereotype threat. The stereotype threat is the anxiety and pressure that African-Americans and other racial minorities feel when they...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2013 3:09 pm UTC

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There are several methodological issues with analyzing the question. The first is the definition of African American that becomes increasingly problematic as assimilation increases. Increasing...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012 4:04 am UTC

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The experiences of most African Americans during this time were fairly negative. This is not true for all African Americans at all times and places. For example, there was the famous Harlem...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012 8:56 pm UTC

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It may actually be more accurate to say that the church was the institution, rather than “an institution,” that provided African Americans with mutual support and a “comfortable place” in the time...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2013 12:19 am UTC

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The major difference between these two men was their attitude (at least until late in Malcolm X’s life) towards white people and integration. King believed that all people are brothers and sisters...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2012 2:30 pm UTC

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During this time, African Americans faced many obstacles. These obstacles started to arise during Reconstruction. At that point, many whites in the South were trying to get rid of the...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2012 3:54 pm UTC

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The Dred Scott decision (from a case formally known as Dred Scott v. Sandford), represents the depths of injustice that have been inflicted upon African Americans using the American legal system....

Latest answer posted May 6, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

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The question of whether or not African-Americans have a unique, distinct, and identifiable culture is controversial. Some scholars theorize an Afrocentric theory of culture. Dr. Molefi K. Asante,...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013 6:51 pm UTC

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First, one note about phrasing. The Civil War could not literally provide mutual aid to African Americans. This is because mutual aid is something can only be provided by people within the same...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2013 1:53 am UTC

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While African Americans were technically free during this time, there were many ways in which they were not truly free. Of course, African Americans were not enslaved during Reconstruction. During...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2012 11:36 pm UTC

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I assume that you are asking about Ira Berlin's four passages from his book The Making of African America. If so, the four passages are: The Middle Passage or Transatlantic Passage. Here, slaves...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2012 6:35 pm UTC

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The reason that African Americans were mostly Republican before the New Deal goes back to the Civil War and its aftermath. President Lincoln who, of course, issued the Emancipation Proclamation...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2012 3:32 pm UTC

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African Americans have worked to accomplish these goals in a number of ways. Among the most important of these are: Litigation. This was the most important part of the early strategy of African...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 2:35 am UTC

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I assume that you are talking about the Dunbar Hotel in Los Angeles. This was a hotel built in 1928 in LA by an African American who was the first black person to graduate from the dental school...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2013 4:41 pm UTC

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There are two ways in which African Americans have generally benefitted from mutual aid. However, neither of them can be explained in any quantifiable way. You cannot provide statistics that...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2013 5:40 pm UTC

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I see one major problem with this statement. The problem is that it is hard to say that there was "development of blacks' rights" starting in the late 1700s. Many African Americans did resist...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 3:43 am UTC

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When we talk about mutual aid, we are usually talking about organizations that are set up to provide assistance to one another. Mutual aid societies typically do things like collecting money from...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

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