African Americans during the 1930s
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The situation of African Americans after the Great Depression.
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a presentation about African Americans During The 1930s, and some achievements today.
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Vocabulary

Vocabulary words from the historical websites

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Word: Supreme Court

Definition: the highest judicial court in a country or state.

Sentence: Thurgood Marshall was a judge of the Supreme Court.

 

Word: Manslaughter

Definition: the crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder

Sentence: The defendant was found guilty of manslaughter.

 

Word: Stock Market

Definition: a stock exchange.

Sentence: the Stock Market crash of 1929 lead many people to poverty and unemployment.

 

Word: The Great Depression

Definition: a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II

Sentence: Many African Americans were left jobless and were treated bad during the era of the Great Depression.

 

Word: African American

Definition: a black American.

Sentence: For years African Americans were looked at as less superior than others.

 

Word: Civil War

Definition: A war between citizens of the same country.

Sentence: The Civil War was the no match for the Great Depression.

 

Word: Poverty

Definition: The state of being extremely poor.

Sentence: thousands of families are living in abject poverty.

 

Word: Migrants

Definition: A worker who moves from place to place to do seasonal work.

Sentence: Poor migrants migrated north.

 

Word: Segregation

Definition: The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.

Sentence: An official policy of racial segregation.

 

Word: Equality

Definition: The state of being equal, esp. in status, rights, and opportunities

Sentence: An organization aiming to promote racial equality.

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Primary Document #1

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The Stock Market crash of 1929, followed by The Great Depression was the worst intense time in America since the Civil War. When the 1930s began more than 15 million men and women were left without work. Food prices and cotton were low, and crops were left to rot in the fields. Of course Black Americans were affected the hardest. In a few northern cities, majority of African American workers lost their jobs. In the South, poor migrants and some on the brink of Poverty, continued to migrate north, crowding into neighborhoods that were already over capacity. The people of Harlem remained resistant. Even the music business came close to collapsing. 

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Historical Website #3

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The 1930's was a difficult time for race relations in America. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) organization was as strong as ever in the Southern states. The migration of African Americans to Northern cities resulted in tension between the races in those cities too. 

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Historical Website #2

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The Great Depression affected basically every race of Americans. Unfortunately African Americans got it the worst. Whites wanted Blacks fired because Whites were out of work and needed jobs. Racial violence was more present than ever.

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The time period during the Great Depression made situations for African Americans worser than it already was. They were laid off from their jobs first, suffered unemployment, and those involved in public assistance programs received less aid than whites.

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Historical Fiction Letter

My historical fiction letter portraying myself as a black women from the 1930s.

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Dear Resident of the North,

 

     My name is Ella Lawson, and recently my husband has been laid off from his job. We’ve fallen onto hard times since the Depression struck. Our home, car, and children are what we worry about the most. We’re on the brink of poverty and with 3 children to take care of that’s the worst feeling you can ever imagine. The only things that we own are our home and car, but if our money situation isn’t corrected soon we’ll lose both.

 

     I wish their were things I could do to help out, but a working black woman living in the South, taking care of house, and children is difficult to be. For years my husband and me have worked hard to be good people, but if things keep going how they are we’ll go crazy and destroy the world. 

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Primary Document #3

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During the Great Depression in Seattle, the African American community was growing largely and in strength as well. The case of Berry Lawson was their level of influence. He was an African American waiter who was arrested for loitering in the Mt. Fuji Hotel in 1938. Surprisingly, at some point during his arrest, he received fatal injuries and died after. The officers who arrested him claimed to the coroner’s jury that he fell down some stairs due to him resisting arrest. The case was sent to the Supreme Court and the three policemen were convicted of manslaughter by a judge and jury.

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Primary Document #2

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Journal of the 20th Century takes an indepth look at Flint, Michigan, decade by decade, over the past 100 years. Historical photos and stories discribe Flint as it grew from an agriculture economy in the early 1900s to an industrial powerhouse.
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Website #2: Today

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Black Americans Today is a magazine that showcases blacks in business, entertainment, science and education. Black Americans Today with the honest perspective of our stance in American society.
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African Americans have come an extremely long way from where we once were. Segregation is no longer and issue. Some discrimination nay be present, but it's not drastic. More African Americans are taken on leadership roles, such as our president and celebrities. We are becoming successful in all industries and our journey isn't going to end here.

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Website #1: Today

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On February 12th, 1909 – the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth – a group of 60 activists, both black and white, signed a petition issuing ‘The Call’ for America to rededicate itself t
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The equality of Americans have improved efficiently since the 1930s. Segregation is no longer in place and we are all equal as one, but despite all of that some African Americans still feel second-class. Even though we have an African American President, I believe the people feel that that is not enough. Barack Obama has made many African American people proud by being the first African American to hold the office.

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