African americans1 Essay

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african americans1



Ethnic Group Essay
For my Ethnic Group Essay, I chose African Americans because they are the group that has,
for the most part, been a main target for racism in today society, and through out the
whole 18th and 19th century. There are many actual, recorded incidents where this can be
shown.

During the Civil War, blacks were free from slavery in the North, but still suffered from
an enormous amount of racism. During this time, black males were legally able to vote in
only New York and New England, but had to meet a certain land requirement which made it
nearly impossible for any black man to vote, not to mention racist groups such as the Klu
Klux Klan. Only in New England could black children attend the same schools and white
children. They were also forced to ride on segregated public transport if they were aloud
to ride at all.

On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation. This stated that
all slaves in the confederate states were now free. With emancipation, thousands of former
slaves joined the army to help fight a war of liberation. By the end of the war, over 10%
of the Union forces were made up of African Americans. Even though the were able to join
the army, they were forced to fight in segregated regiments. In these cases, the blacks
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