Did Life Improve For Black Americans Between 1930

Topics: Racism, Ku Klux Klan, African American Pages: 1 (571 words) Published: February 1, 2015
Did life improve for black Americans between 1930-2000?
Life for black Americans were difficult in 1930’s where they faced discrimination an early example is The Ku Klux Klan founded at the end of civil war was a racist organisation which believed in white supremacy. They were dressed in white robes and white hoods to show white supremacy as well as to conceal their identity. The members were White, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestants also known as WASPS. This showed how black Americans were looked down on society but had showed significant improvement in later years. The NAACP formed in 1909 by William Du Bois, they were active against racial injustice between 1930s and 1940s. They had various campaigns one mainly being the main opponent of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s. They had also stopped various opposition in which they had felt it was a correct decision, an example is blocking a nomination of judge, John Parker, a known racist. They had also pressured the Supreme Courts which ensured black Americans have the same quality of education as white Americans. The Second World War in 1941 had many positive and negative changes. The Jim Crow Law which segregated the units in the US army there was a black only unit in which they weren’t allowed to combat in before 1944 but were offered jobs to support the army such as transport supplies. Although discrimination occurred, US air forces didn’t allow black pilots but the Tuskegee allowed them to have black pilots at the end of the war consisting of 1000 black pilots. Education was difficult for black Americans in the 1950s and 1960s because of the struggle of equal education in which in 1952, 20 US states had segregated public schools. Linda Brown had to walk 20 blocks to her school which consisted of black Americans even though there was a school for white pupils near her home. In September 1957, 9 African-Americans students entered a white only Central High School in Little Rock this made President Eisenhower respond by...
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