W.E.B Dubois and Discrimination
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JSTOR: Journal of Social History, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Summer, 1994), pp. 763-776

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African American Women in the Progressive Era

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African American women were also involved in reform efforts during the Progressive Era, largely independently from white women. During the Progressive Era, many important changes occurred in the lives of black women. Hundreds of thousands migrated from the South to the North and from rural to urban areas. In addition, many black women moved from employment in agriculture to employment in factories and as domestic servants. In addition to facing sexism, black women also faced institutional racism and overtly violent acts of racism, such as lynching.

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With the essay Race Intelligence the African American activist, writer, and scholar William Edward Burghardt Du Bois criticized the biased composition of IQ tests in the early 20th century.
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Progressive Era Struggles

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African Americans faced many problems in the Progressive Era. Unfair living situations, discrimination, and lynching are a few. All of these problems were considered deadly to negros in that time of history. So many peoples lives were lost, people were mistreated and abused, even children were going through these struggles. I just thank the brave souls who stood up for what they believed in, despite the consequenses and punishment put upon them. I thank them for making a change.

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Progressive Era Discrimination

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Between the 1890s and the 1920s, the United States was experiencing rapid growth. Immigrants from eastern and southern Europe arrived in droves. Cites were overcrowded and those living in poverty suffered greatly. Politicians in large cities controlled their power through various political machines. Companies were creating monopolies and controlling many of the nation’s finances. A concern emerged from many Americans who believed that great change was needed in society to protect everyday people. As a result, these people—social workers, journalists, even politicians—were known as reformers. And the era was known as the Progressive Movement. Yet one issue was consistently ignored: the plight of African-Americans in the United States. African-Americans were faced with consistent racism in the form of segregation in public spaces, lynchings, disenfranchisement from the political process, and no access to quality healthcare, education and housing.  To counter these injustices, African-American reformists also emerged to expose and then fight for equal rights in the United States.

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