The 20th century marked many changes and events in Cleveland. During the 1960s-1980s Cleveland was faced with the Civil Rights Act, which had an impact on the black community and the Hough and Glenville riots, which impacted those cities and the people living there. These two major events didn’t only affect the city of Cleveland, but these events also affected many of the residents that were living there. The events and drastic changes that Cleveland encountered over the century shaped Cleveland into the city it is today. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had a great impact on the black community in Cleveland.
The Harlem Renaissance emerged during turbulent times for the world, the United States, and black Americans. World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 had left the world in disorder and stimulated anticolonial movements throughout the third world. In America, twenty years of progressive reform ended with the red scare, race riots, and isolationism throughout 1919 and led to conservative administrations through the twenties. While blacks were stunned by racial violence near the end of the decade and were frustrated by the lack of racial progress that progressivism had made, they were now armed with new civil rights organizations and confronted the approaching decade with new hope and determination. Education and employment opportunities had led to the development of a small black middle class.
The primary goal of these black scholars was to counteract racism and the discrimination of the African-American race in America. The field also drew its strength from the struggle for self-determination, academ... ... middle of paper ... ...ence of the discipline, African-American studies will hopefully be integrated into all areas of higher education. Works Cited • Asante, Molefi K. "Afrocentricity." Latest Books.
One must thoroughly investigate dates, and legislation between 1948 and 1980 to fully comprehend the nature of racism today. When investigating periods of African American history one must not only look at the superficial data, but undermining factors, which may have gone unnoticed by the public eye. These events are equally important to the legislation, which passed that will forever change the history of the United States. 1948 will be inscribed in time as the year that changed presidential politics, as we know it. Blacks had recently returned from WWII, were they fought to preserve human rights.
She used her good and bad past experiences as influences for her works. The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement of blacks that helped changed their identity. Creative expression flourished because it was the only chance blacks had to express themselves in any way and be taken seriously. World War I and the need for workers up North were a few pull factors for the migration and eventually the Renaissance. A push was the growing discrimination and danger blacks were being faced with in the southern cities.
This novel gives insight on the social issues that African Americans in the south underwent during this time period. This document is important in American history because it allows for historians to understand the two mentalities of black activist during this time period. It also conveys to historians how African American’s attempted to reach equality. Although W.E.B DuBois and Booker T Washington both has their differences in attaining equality, they both wanted African Americans to live better lives in this “new south” era, but had complete different
The fight for equality has been fought for many years throughout American History and fought by multiple ethnicities. For African Americans this fight was not only fought to gain equal civil rights but also to allow a change at achieving the American dream. While the United States was faced with the Civil Rights Movements a silent storm brewed and from this storm emerged a social movement that shook the ground of the Civil Right Movement, giving way to a new movement that brought with it new powers and new fears. The phrase “Black power” coined during the Civil Right Movement for some was a slogan of empowerment, while other looked at it as a threat and attempted to quell this Black Power Movement. The Peaceful Protest During the 1950’s a struggle for African American rights were under way.