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Blacks in America


Blacks were brought involuntarily from Africa in 1619. They were to work on tobacco and cotton fields in the South of the USA. Black people were seen and treated as animals, i.e. monkeys/apes.

It took long since the first people like Thomas Jefferson started to help Blacks. He said that it was dishonourable to keep Blacks, but the South ignored this. Only a few Blacks fought against the constantly increasing racism. Slowly congress passed better laws, but the South refused them.

The Civil War in which the North defeated the South broke out in 1861 and ended in 1865. Slaves were freed throughout the nation. 52485mjq26oes5k

On Christmas 1865 the Ku-Klux-Klan was founded, which tortured Blacks in a very bad way. They burned crosses, raped women, murdered and threatened Blacks.

In 1905 the NAACP was founded whose aim was to push through the right to vote for Blacks, the elimination of prejudices and the same chances for education.

The Ku-Klux-Klan tortured Blacks constantly.

In June 1942 Blacks and Whites created the „congress of racial equality, named CORE“. je485m2526oees

Martin Luther King jr. Began to fight in 1957 and soon became the leader of the movement in America. He was often jailed and hindered by Whites (in?) his work.

One of them, who wanted to improve the situation of Black people was Kennedy, but he couldn’t help long because he was assassinated. Only a few months after the killing of Kennedy, Martin Luther King jr. Was shot down on April 4th, 1986.

But this was not the end of the movement. Blacks are still fighting for equality and a better position in the society.