Thomas Moss, owner of the people's grocery, had a mob heading his way to take him out of business. He defended himself …show more content…
Wells had wrote about Thomas Moss being lynched. She later became a leader in anti-lynching crusaders. Her white neighbors teared down her office and threatened her with lynching if she returned to Memphis. She defined lynching as an unjustifiable act of economic jealousy and an instrument of terror and control. Thousands of colored people had began to leave the south. This was bad for the south because they had depended on colored people to do the hard work that the whites made them do. Some influential voices like Booker T Washington, encouraged blacks to stay in the south. He believed that the south would eventually realize the value of African Americans at some point. Education, businesses, churches, and other African American owned things became to emerge. The horrific characteristics of blacks began to emerge as well.
1900’s world fair had an American negro exhibit with 500 images of well dressed and proper African Americans in Europe. Instead of the horrific images of African Americans that Americans had shown, there were good and well taken …show more content…
Harlem became popular for its arts. Every race went to Harlem to enjoy themselves. There were secret codes for clubs. African AMerican artist began to become known. The African American Elite did not like the thought of jazz because the thought it was uneducated. Many Artist came out of Harlem, such as Oscar Micheaux, the first black film maker.
A Birth of a Nation was the first movie to be made. It pushed the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to revive itself. The movie portrayed blacks to be monstrous and evil.
Dick Rowland, a black teenage male, was accused of attacking Sarah Page, a white teenage female in the elevator. He was taken to jail because of this false accusation. A white mob had been headed to the jail that he was held at to lynch him, but a bunch of African Americans had gotten guns to protect Rowland. 36 sq. blocks were wiped out in less than a day after the fight was over. Property damage was at two million dollars, which is equivalent to 26 million dollars today.
Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican immigrant, believed in unity of black people around the world. He owned a shipping company namd “Black Star Line”. He created it to bring his followers back to Africa if they wanted to return. He share ads for ships that weren't his and the FBI arrested him for fraud. He was charged with three years and deported back to